MuniLand Snaps: July 16

By Cate Long
July 16, 2012

Public service announcement from the New York City Department of Transportation: Come take part in the fifth annual Summer Streets! On Aug. 4, 11 and 18 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets will be opened up for everyone to play, run, walk and bike.

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