The debate is on.
``I say close the streets down as much as possible," said Fey, who had staked out a choice plot of grass at 6 a.m. As for closing Newbury Street, Fey said he would defer to those most directly affected.
``I would support it if the people who lived over there and worked over there were into it. I think it would be great, personally."
For Mark Breneiser , a computer consultant from Jamaica Plain, bicycling to the Charles was not only fun, but a necessity.
``Traffic-wise, getting home is a lot easier on a bike than in a car or anything else," he said. ``Even mass transit gets too crowded on a night like tonight."