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One month a year during Summer Streets, the Department of Transportation (seemingly) flips drivers the bird: For three consecutive Saturdays in August, more than 75 blocks—from the Brooklyn Bridge to 72nd Street along Lafayette Street and Park Avenue—are closed to motor vehicles. The DOT is laying on plenty of activities, including a 30-foot-high zip line in Foley Square, but Summer Streets is also a great chance to pause and check out some of the city’s exceptional architecture without being jostled and harried. Here are a few New York buildings to admire along the route, from south to north.
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