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June 29, 2020 Comments (0) Views: 235 Downtown New York, New York News

City Combines Open Streets and Open Restaurants Programs

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The de Blasio administration has combined two popular programs, Open Streets and Open Restaurants, announcing expanded seating options for restaurants on select restaurant corridors throughout the five boroughs.

By July 4, 10-20 corridors citywide will be open to pedestrians and approved for expanded street dining. Another 10-20 corridors will be approved starting Friday, July 17.

BIDs and community-based organizations can apply on the NYC Department of Transportation’s website starting Monday. The city will quickly review applications and consult with elected officials and Community Boards.

“New Yorkers have earned as much open space as we can give them – and combining our popular Open Streets and Open Restaurants programs will give them more options than ever,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Restaurants will be invaluable partners as we fight back COVID-19 and rebuild our local economy, and we can’t wait to work with them throughout the reopening process.”

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