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PARK(ing) Day 2013-NYC-Greenwich Village-Flatiron-NYU-Untapped Cities-019A PARK(ing) Day spot in Tribeca with ping-pong table, desks and grass by HR&A

PARK(ing) Day was out in full force on Friday, and we went to check out some of the great park(ing) spot takeovers in Flatiron, Tribeca and Greenwich Village. Here are some of our favorites:

PARK(ing) Day 2013-NYC-Greenwich Village-Flatiron-NYU-Untapped Cities-020The Tribeca spot by HR&A on Harrison Street also had hammocks, lemonade and legos

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PARK(ing) Day 2013-NYC-Greenwich Village-Flatiron-NYU-Untapped Cities-010NYU Sustainability teaching people Corn Hole at University Place

 The West 20th Street Park was inspired by a community effort to petition the city to create a permanent park on a vacant lot on West 20th Street:

PARK(ing) Day 2013-NYC-Greenwich Village-Flatiron-NYU-Untapped Cities-006Friends of the 20th Street Park, on 20th between 6th and 7th Avenue

PARK(ing) Day 2013-NYC-Greenwich Village-Flatiron-NYU-Untapped Cities-007Friends of the 20th Street Park

Transportation Alternatives, a bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organization, created multiple parks throughout the city to promote the implementation of bike lanes in those neighborhoods.

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At Transportation Alternatives’s spot, an installation by bikingrules.org

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Stantec, a planning, engineering and architecture firm in the Flatiron District, constructed an interactive space reflecting on the people and places within the neighborhood.  Blocks with images of residents and scenes in the Flatiron District were stacked to reflect the built environment of the area. Visitors were invited to add their own drawings of the neighborhood to blank blocks located throughout the exhibit.

PARK(ing) Day 2013-NYC-Greenwich Village-Flatiron-NYU-Untapped Cities-001Flatiron Facets and Faces by Stantec “Design with Community in Mind”

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PARK(ing) Day 2013-NYC-Downtown Brooklyn-Untapped Cities-003Submitted to Untapped Cities via DowntownBrooklyn.com

In most places, PARK(ing) Day is a guerrilla event but installations require a permit in New York City. Find out more information on how to set up a spot for next year here

Additional reporting by Keri Oullette.

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