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** New Yorkled Magazine **

Aug 26 2023

NYC Summer Streets is Back this Summer of 2023!

Saturdays from July 29 – August 26
7:00 am – 1:00 pm

All Five Boroughs!

Sports enthusiasts are in abundance as they ride, walk, run and skate within the tunnel underneath the Helmsley Hotel on NYC Streets Day.

Summer Streets is back! This annual event, which involves the closing a stretch of street to vehicular traffic, is expanding this year to include additional dates and boroughs. In the past, it’s always taken place on three consecutive Saturdays within Manhattan. This time, those living in Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and the Bronx will have a chance to join in on the fun within their own borough.

As in years past, you should expect to encounter numerous activities and offerings from demonstrations and workshops to fitness classes, performances and more.

This is a great opportunity for photography enthusiasts to get some unique shots. One of my favorite spots is the tunnel and path leading around Grand Central Terminal. It’s not something you normally get to see on bike, skates, or foot, and it’s even better when you can take your time and enjoy it. There may likely be a special area you yourself might enjoy experiencing sans all the traffic.

Here are this year’s dates and route locations:


Saturday, July 29

Vernon Boulevard between 44 Drive and 30 Drive


Staten Island

Saturday, July 29

Richmond Terrace between York Avenue and Bard Avenue



Saturday, August 5, 12 & 19

From Brooklyn Bridge to West 125 Street via:

  • Lafayette Street and Park Avenue between Brooklyn Bridge and East 109 Street
  • East 109 Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 5th Avenue between East 109 Street and Central Park North
  • Central Park North between 5th Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard
  • Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard between Central Park North and West 125 Street



Saturday, August 26

Eastern Parkway between Grand Army Plaza and Buffalo Avenue


The Bronx

Saturday, August 26

Grand Concourse between East Tremont Avenue and Mosholu Parkway

Within the tunnel. Photo was taken on NYC Streets Day when traffic is halted along Park Avenue and other streets.
Photo taken as we exit one of the tunnels underneath the Helmsley Hotel which is situated beside the Met Life Building and Grand Central. Photo was taken on NYC Streets Day when traffic is halted along Park Avenue and other streets.

The event is finished.