New Yorkers, are you tired of the summer crowds that clog the sidewalks? Looking for a bit of relief from the heat of summer humidity? Would you prefer walkways that are wide, clean, uncongested and cool?
This month celebrates the 6th anniversary of a secret avenue within midtown that was specifically designed to promote a better and safer walking experience.
It is bedecked with art sculptures,
and even a waterfall.
61/2 Avenue is located, as it should be, between 6th avenue and 7th avenue, from 51st to 57th.
The avenue consists of privately owned public spaces that are covered or fully enclosed, providing a refreshing relief for those who choose the road less travelled.
If you are looking for relief from the heat, the crowds, the noisy streets, Avenue 61/2 may be for you.
While you are there, stop by and say hello to Kamila Myzel of Myzel Chocolates. In addition to having melt in your mouth old world chocolate, she also stocks an impressive collection of licorices.
So, take a break from the noise and congestion, step inside Avenue 61/2 and shhhh don’t tell the tourists!