Beat New York City Heat on Wet and Wild Water Slide
You run. You slide. You hit Centre St. and take a dive.
According to the report, a portion of street between Centre and Lafayette, adjacent to Foley Square, will feature an enormous water slide on Aug. 1, 8 and 15.
As Ledbetter states, this 270-foot attraction is thanks to collaboration between the Summer Streets event in the city and the Slide the City organization that has been peppering the nation with giant slip ‘n slide type rides.
Now we will have to wait a few days to see what this beautiful monstrosity looks like, but the Slide the City Instagram post gives us an inkling thanks to images of past events:
Now if you attend, we would appreciate singing the anthem to the classic Crocodile Mile:
The Summer Streets website explains in more detail on its annual event: “On three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of NYC's streets are opened for people to play, run, walk and bike.”
And this year there will be the added benefit of staying cool with one enormous water slide.
Per the Slide the City page, there is bad news for those who want to start the month screaming down Foley Square in a bathing suit.
Registration has ended for the first event, but you can still claim an opening for the Aug. 8 and 15 events.
If you do luck out, your registration nets you a free ticket on the most refreshing romp through town available at the moment.
The rest of us will have to just bust out the trash bags and water hose and hope there aren’t any surprise rocks lying underneath. Have some Band-Aids on hand just in case.
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