‘Summer Stroll on 3rd’ a Go!

April 5, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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Bay Ridge — Get ready to take a stroll!

The New York City Department of Transportation has approved an application from the Merchants of Third Avenue to turn a portion of the avenue into a pedestrian plaza this summer, according to Councilman Vincent Gentile and state Sen. Marty Golden, who worked with the business group to develop the plan.

The Merchants are calling their plan “Summer Stroll on 3rd” and will close Third Avenue to vehicular traffic from 81st to 89th Street on four Friday nights this summer.
“We are good to go!” Justin Brannan, Gentile’s spokesman, said.

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Pedestrians will be able to enjoy strolling musicians, acapella singing groups, book signings by famous writers, outdoor cafes and many other features, organizers said.

John Quaglione, deputy chief of staff to Golden, said the mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office will probably not issue a permit for the event until two weeks ahead of time.

“But we believe that’s just a formality,” he said.

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