Look! A delightful little parklet in NYC!
I spotted on 7th Ave & 28th. Once again, the Mission is the trendsetter.
Parklet on 22nd and Bartlett
NYC has been doing this since 2005. SF since 2007: http://www.nypress.com/blog-5068-parking-spots-for-the-people.html
The blog so nice they named it twice. (And to be clear, it's mostly about the Mission.)