It’s feeling like Europe in NYC.
NYC streets are slowly but surely morphing into outdoor dining pavilions. It’s all part of the “Open Restaurants” initiative which makes outdoor dining service easier for NYC restaurants. The city and DOT works with restaurants to allow them to use sidewalks, parking spots, plazas and more for expanded seating.
And in July, that expanded even further to the streets themselves, which were closed down to traffic.
Some of the first open streets in the program opened as soon as 4th of July weekend, and they are currently up to 22. It only takes place on weekends, 5pm to 11pm on Friday nights, and noon to 11pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
As of now, it’s slated to last until Labor Day.
Here’s exactly where they are!
- East 188th St. to Crescent Ave
- On Washington St. from Front St. to Water St., DUMBO
- On Main St. from Water St. to Plymouth St., DUMBO
- On Dock St. from Front St. to Water St., DUMBO
- On Anchorage Place from Water St. to Pearl St., DUMBO
- On 5th Ave from Dean St. to Park Place, Park Slope
- On Reed St. from Conover St. to Van Brunt St., Red Hook
- On Dovers St. from Bowery to Pell St., Chinatown
- On Broadway from W 25th St. to 28th St., Flatiron
- On Orchard St. from Grand St. to Delancey St., Lower East Side
- On Broome St., from Ludlow St. to Allen St., Lower East Side
- On 9th Ave, from W 14th St. to 15th St., Meatpacking
- On W 13th St., from Hudson St. to Washington St., Meatpacking
- On Little W 12th St., from 9th Ave to Washington St., Meatpacking
- On Gansevoort St., from Hudson to Washington St., Meatpacking
- On Mulberry St., from Broome to Hester St., Little Italy
- On Hester St., from Mulberry to Mott St., Little Italy
- On W 46th St., from 8th Ave to 9th Ave, Midtown
- On Bell Blvd, from 39th Ave to 41st Ave, Bayside
- On 41st Ave, from Bell Blvd to 214th Place, Bayside
- On New Dorp Lane, from New Dorp Plaza to Hylan Blvd
If you want to be reminded of what rules you need to follow as a patron, see: What You Need To Know About Outdoor Dining Regulations In NYC.
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