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12 More Miles of NYC Open Streets for Pedestrians beginning Thursday, May 14

12 More Miles of NYC Open Streets for Pedestrians beginning Thursday, May 14

Today, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the opening 12 additional miles of streets beginning on Thursday, May 14. This is in addition to the 9 miles which have already been opened to pedestrian traffic as part of the Open Streets Initiative.

On May 4, seven initial streets were closed to vehicular traffic with another two miles on May 7. This is all part of the effort to help and enable New Yorkers’ adherence to social distancing rules amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This will be different types of open streets. It’ll be streets managed by local partners like Business Improvement Districts, streets supported by local precincts where the precincts will figure out a plan with community members to make sure the open streets are protected and that there’s presence to make sure people are safe – and then, protected bike lanes,” said the Mayor.

1.3 miles of streets with Local Partners
(Organization followed by street(s)):

In Queens:

Sunnyside Shines – 46th Street

In Brooklyn:

Park Slope 5th Avenue BID – 4th Street

Flatbush Development Corporation – Newkirk Avenue

Pine Box Rock Shop – Grattan Street

In Manhattan:

Concrete Safaris – 115th Street

Meatpacking BID – 13th Street, 17th Street, Little West 12th Street

Hudson Yards/HK Alliance – Hudson Boulevard East and West

7.6 miles with Local Precincts
(neighborhood followed by street(s)):

In the Bronx:

Kingsbridge – West 238th Street

Mott Haven – 140th Street

Morris Park – Rhinelander Avenue

Fordham Heights – Creston Avenue

In Queens:

Jackson Heights – 34th Avenue

Sunnyside – Skillman Avenue, 39th Avenue

Long Island City – 27th Street, 5th Street

Flushing – Roosevelt Avenue, Peck Avenue

In Brooklyn:

Crown Heights – Prospect Place

Sunset Park – 6th Avenue

Carroll Gardens – 1st Place, 2nd Place, 4th Place

Sunset Park – 6th Avenue

Williamsburg – Berry Street

Brooklyn Heights – Joralemon Street

Boerum Hill – St. Marks Place

Kensington – East 7th Street

Clinton Hill – Hall Street

Fort Greene – S. Portland Avenue

In Manhattan:

Upper West Side – West End Avenue – 75th Street

Harlem – 114th Street


2.8 miles adjacent to Parks
(Park followed by street(s))

In the Bronx:

Quarry Ballfields – Oak Tree Place

River Park – Boston Road, Bronx Park S.

St. Mary’s Park – Jackson Avenue

Claremont – Clay Avenue

In Brooklyn:

McCarren Park – Nassau

Maria Hernandez Park – Suydam Street

Cooper Park – Sharon Street

Sternberg Park – Leonard Street

Korean War Veterans Plaza – Cadman Plaza East

Dome Playground – 38th Street

Cobble Hill Park – Congress Street

In Manhattan:

Jackie Robinson Park – Edgecombe Avenue

In Staten Island:

North Shore Esplanade Park – Bank Street


9.2 miles of Protected bike Lanes opening throughout May
(Neighborhood followed by street(s)):

In Manhattan:

Financial District – Broadway

Midtown – 38th Street, 39th Street

In Queens:

Astoria/LIC – Crescent Street

In Brooklyn:

Boerum Hill – 4th Avenue

Clinton Hill – Ashland Pl. / Navy Street

Prospect Park – Flatbush Avenue

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