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Giant slip-and-slide taking over New York City Streets

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"Slide the City" brings giant slip and slides to city streets across the country and for the next three weekends they are stationing the water slide in NYC. (Photo Credit: Slide the City)

“Slide the City” brings giant slip and slides to city streets across the country and for the next three weekends they are stationing the water slide in NYC. (Photo Credit: Slide the City)

NEW YORK — What’s the best way to cool down on hot New York City streets? How about by flying down a giant slip-and-slide?

“Slide the City” is an event that brings giant slip and slides to city streets across the country and for the next three weekends they are stationing the water slide in NYC in Foley Square, on Centre and Lafayette streets.

Riders can register to ride the slide on the Slide the City website and will receive a specific time and ticket good for one free ride. Participants can register for up to three people total.

The first slide date for Aug. 1 is already full but riders have two more opportunities on Aug. 8 and Aug. 15 to be able to test out this mammoth sized water slide.

The slide is part of a larger project called Summer Streets that is an annual celebration of New York City’s public space, the City says. The celebration involves the opening up of nearly 7 miles of New York City’s streets for people to able to use for healthy recreation.

New York City Department of Transportation, in partnership with the City of New York, opens the streets along Park Avenue from Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge between 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., the City says.