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The Gaits: A High Line Soundwalk

The Gaits: A High Line Soundwalk is a free, downloadable smartphone application that features a score of electric guitar chords, zen gongs, and more composed by Lainie Fefferman, Jascha Narveson, and Cameron Britt. As participants walk along the High Line, footsteps are turned into twinkling metallic sounds, electric guitar chords, dulcimer notes, water splashes, car horns, and applause.

To join the fun, download the iPhone or Android application and arrive promptly at 5:00 PM. The walk begins on street level below the High Line at Gansevoort and Washington Streets, moves through the park, and ends at West 30th Street.

Free Wifi Comes to Harlem Parks

Last year, AT&T and Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched Free Wi-fi service in East Harlem’s Thomas Jefferson Park and central Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park, and now Harlem’s Rucker Park has become the latest New York City park with free AT&T Wi-Fi service.

Summer Streets

A glance down the 21st floor window might surprise you in August – in lieu of antsy taxi cabs and meat trucks, street scenery will include pudgy children in rollarblades, cyclists in neon spandex, and women pushing heavy strollers, and even heavier gossip.