The Open Boulevards program creates open space for communities on multi-block corridors by closing streets to vehicle traffic.

You can gather in these open spaces to enjoy:

  • Dining
  • Cultural activities
  • Community-based programming
  • Landscaping and other beautification
  • Art installations

Learn more about Open Boulevards.

Bronx

  • Alexander Avenue from Bruckner Boulevard to East 134th Street
  • Arthur Avenue from Crescent Avenue to East 187 Street

Hours: Thursdays through Sundays from 2 PM to 8 PM

Brooklyn

  • Vanderbilt Avenue from Atlantic Avenue to Park Place

Hours: Fridays through Sundays from 4 PM to 10 PM or 12 PM to 10 PM

  • 5th Avenue in Park Slope from:
    • Dean Street to Park Place
    • Sterling Place to Berkeley Place
    • President Street to 3rd Street
    • 10th Street to 13th Street

Hours: Saturdays from 12 PM to 10 PM

  • 5th Avenue in Sunset Park from:
    • 39th Street to 41st Street
    • 45th Street to 47th Street
    • 55th Street to 59th Street

Hours: Saturdays from 4 PM to 11 PM

Manhattan

  • Amsterdam Avenue from West 106th Street to West 110th Street
  • Columbus Avenue from West 106th Street to West 110th Street

Hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 11 AM to 8:30 PM

Queens

  • Ditmars Boulevard from 33rd Street to 36th Street

Hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 5 PM to 9 PM or 12 PM to 9 PM

  • Woodside Avenue from 76th Street to 78th Street

​Hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 12 PM to 11 PM

Staten Island

  • Minthorne Street between Victory Boulevard and Bay Street

Hours: Fridays and Saturdays from 4:30 PM to 11 PM and 12 PM to 11 PM

You can ask questions, provide feedback, and report issues with Open Boulevards by contacting the Department of Transportation (DOT).

If you are a partner or sponsor of an Open Boulevard and have questions, please email openstreets@dot.nyc.gov.

Online

By Phone

  • Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Division: Bronx Borough Commissioner
  • Phone Number: (212) 748-6680
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

  • Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Division: Brooklyn Borough Commissioner
  • Phone Number: (646) 892-1350
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

  • Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Division: Manhattan Borough Commissioner
  • Phone Number: (212) 839-6210
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

  • Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Division: Queens Borough Commissioner
  • Phone Number: (212) 839-2510
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM