As the weather warms up more and more New Yorkers are looking to spend their time outdoors, and the now-permanent Open Streets program has added 21 new blocks onto this year’s list.
Over 300 blocks spanning across all five boroughs to both pedestrians and cyclists will be participating in this year’s Open Streets program, giving communities the space and programming they need to come together and enjoy the great outdoors.
To see the full listing and find an open street near you, click here. But here are a few of the highlights in each borough:
- Canal Street: Essex Street to Orchard Street
- Lafayette Street: Spring Street to Kenmare Street
- Bleeker Street: Mott Street to Bowery
- Hoyt Street: Atlantic Avenue to State Street
- Randolph Street: Gardner Avenue to Scott Avenue
- 31st Avenue: 33rd Street to 35th Street
- Catalpa Avenue: Woodward Avenue to Onderdonk Avenue
- Alexander Avenue: Bruckner Boulevard to East 134th Street
- Willis Avenue: East 147th Street to 148th Street
- 9th Street: New Dorp Lane to Rose Avenue
- Minthorne Street: Victory Boulevard to Bay Street
No through traffic is permitted on these streets, except for pick-ups/drop-offs, necessary city service, utility, and emergency vehicles, though they must drive at 5 MPH and be “hyper-vigilant.”
Open street hours are from 8am to 8pm, but may vary slightly depending on staff availability (those hours are also specified in this listing). They typically take place Saturdays and Sundays, but again this may vary between each location.
DOT is still accepting applications for new potential Open Streets, and interested stakeholders can visit the DOT website here to fill out an application.