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Vanderbilt Avenue Open Streets

Vanderbilt Avenue Open Streets

photo credit: Matthew Weinstein

Published November 28, 2023

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Vanderbilt Avenue is a participant in New York City's Open Streets program.

UPDATE
The Vanderbilt Avenue Open Street is now paused for the winter, and is expected to resume operation in Spring 2024.

Background
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 and in spring 2023.

More Information
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.

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