Vanderbilt Avenue Open Streets
photo credit: Matthew Weinstein
Published April 24, 2023⏱️
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Vanderbilt Avenue is a participant in New York City's Open Streets program.
The Vanderbilt Avenue Open Street restarted for 2023 on Apr 21, 2023 and it run until November 19, 2023. Vanderbilt Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic Fridays from 4:00pm to 11:00pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00am to 11:00pm.
In summer and fall 2020, the program provided desperately needed economic relief to more than twenty neighborhood restaurants, helped keep restaurant workers employed, and created a space for residents and visitors alike to share an afternoon or evening together in a safe way.
The program returned in spring 2021 with improved barriers, clearer demarcation of bicycle lanes, improved programming, and paid staff to operate the Open Street. The program resumed again in spring 2022.
For more information about Vanderbilt Avenue Open Streets, click here.
Volunteers are needed year-round to monitor and empty the litter baskets on the Vanderbilt Avenue commercial strip street corners. DSNY provides volunteers with a supply of green bags for lining the baskets. Resident volunteers change the liners as the baskets get full, preventing trash from spilling on to the streets. To learn more about the program, or to sign up, please visit DSNY's Adopt A Basket web page.