Summer Streets block party returns for car-free fun in Manhattan this weekend

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NEW YORK — New York City’s biggest block party is back and better than ever.

Summer Streets, the annual car-free festival, takes place every August.

This year, New Yorkers can take advantage of more than eight miles of open streets.

The route begins at Chambers and Center streets in downtown and then continues along Park Avenue to 109th Street in East Harlem.

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There are breaks along the way, with performances and activities that encourage fitness and all kinds of fun. There’s even a special Citi Bike promotion.

New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez spoke to TBEN News New York about the event. Watch his full interview above for more.

CLICK HERE for a complete overview of the activities.

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