The Day: Make Music New York, Free Power in the Parks and Parking Problems at Barclays

(Photo by 11238-bkn)
The Prison Ship Martyrs Monument and other parts of the nabe should stay dry today. (Photo by 11238-bkn)

Good Morning, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

With the official start of summer two days away, the weather seems to finally be taking a turn toward summer with most forecasts calling for less rain and more sun for the rest of the week. The upcoming weekend promises to be fun and exciting, with Make Music New York taking place on Friday and Hillstock starting up on Friday and grooving all the way to Sunday.

With a busy weekend ahead don’t hesitate to send in some of your pictures to The Nabe’s Flickr Group. Here is some more local news:

  • Make Music New York is making its seventh annual return to the big apple with free concerts in all five boroughs. The free music will take place on June 21, the first day of summer. Luckily for New Yorkers, that falls on a Friday, providing a perfect way to start the weekend. The music goes from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and there are more than ten locations within the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill area. More information is available at Make Music New York’s website.
  • Fort Greene Park has one of 25 solar powered charging stations that were placed around the city, the New York Observer reported. While some locations across the five boroughs have yet to open, the Fort Greene Park charging station is up and running. The project, officially called AT&T Street Charge, is provided by AT&T and the City of New York, featuring design from DUMBO firm Pensa and solar technology from Goal Zero. The stations will move to new locations in July, so take advantage while you can.
  • A recently released transportation report by the Empire State Development, the state agency that oversees Atlantic Yards, says that “For Nets Games at the Barclays Center, fewer visitors drive than expected, but most – well over 1000 cars – seek free parking on streets in neighborhoods near the arena,” according to the Atlantic Yard Report. This has created a backlash and rekindled the fight for residential permit parking to be put in place. Learn more facts from the Barclays Center Transportation Demand Management plan on the Atlantic Yards Report.
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