"Summer Streets" Create Pedestrian Parks

Last year’s "Summer Streets" program will expand this year, creating temporary pedestrian parks on streets throughout the five boroughs. Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan says it will be called "Weekend Walks" and will offer many different activities.

SADIK-KHAN: Whether you want to learn how to ride a bike, whether you want to take a cha-cha lesson, whether you want to learn how to samba, whether you want to do kick boxing – there are all sorts of ways to come out and enjoy what we’ve got on the streets of NY and see the streets of NY in a whole new way.

Last year the city shut down much of Park Ave for three Saturdays in August, and sponsored a smaller-scale version in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

A Transportation Department spokesman says "Summer Streets" will return to Park Avenue this year, and the other locations, and the exact dates, will be announced soon.