40 NYC streets will now be open for outdoor dining on weekdays

Posted On Thu, September 17, 2020 By

Posted On Thu, September 17, 2020 By In Restaurants

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Just days after he expanded the city’s popular Open Streets program to 87 streets and nine pedestrian plazas, Mayor de Blasio announced that 40 of these locations will now be open on weekdays to accommodate outdoor dining. Previously, the car-free streets were only allowed to operate on Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays. “Restaurants deserve every chance they can get to serve more customers this fall – and, as the weather gets cooler, New Yorkers deserve every chance they can get to enjoy outdoor dining,” said Mayor de Blasio.

The mayor’s announcement comes just two weeks before restaurants in NYC are finally allowed to open for indoor dining. But this only allows 25-percent occupancy, which is why businesses are still keen on outdoor dining. Since outdoor dining in NYC has been extended through the end of October, one question is how the program will work when the weather gets cooler. Hoboken, whose mayor extended outdoor dining for the rest of the year, recently released guidelines related to outside heaters and snow removal. There’s been no word yet on whether or not Mayor de Blasio will do something similar.

There are currently 10,200 businesses participating in the city’s larger Open Restaurants initiative, which allows establishments to set up outdoor seating on sidewalks, curbside parking spots, and select open streets. The city estimates that this has saved roughly 90,000 jobs.

The weekday Open Streets will begin operating today at some locations. The hours are Monday-Saturday 12pm to 11pm and
Sundays from 10am to 11pm. The streets that will be open on all or select weekdays are as follows:


  • Ann Street from Nassau Street to William Street (7 days)
  • Pearl Street from Broad Street to Hanover Square (7 days)
  • Pine Street from William Street to Pearl Street (7 days)
  • Front Street from Beekman Street to Peck Slip (7 days)
  • Reade Street from West Broadway to Greenwich Street (7 days)
  • Duane Street from Hudson Street to West Broadway (7 days)
  • Canal Street from Orchard Street to Essex Street (7 days)
  • Doyers Street from Bowery to Pell Street (7 days)
  • Pell Street from Bowery to Mott Street (7 days)
  • Bond Street from Lafayette Street to Bowery (7 days)
  • Lafayette Street from Spring Street to Kenmare Street (7 days)
  • Elizabeth Street from Spring Street to Prince Street (7 days)
  • Orchard Street from Grand Street to Delancey Street (7 days)
  • Broome Street from Ludlow Street to Allen Street (7 days)
  • Spring Street from Mott Street to Elizabeth Street (7 days)
  • Bleecker Street from Mott Street to Bowery (7 days)
  • Avenue B from East 2nd Street to East 3rd Street (7 days)
  • East 7th Street from Avenue A to 1st Avenue (7 days)
  • Spring Street from Thompson Street to West Broadway (7 days)
  • Spring Street from 6th Avenue to Thompson Street (7 days)
  • Jones Street from Bleecker Street to West 4th Street (7 days)
  • 9th Avenue from West 14th Street to West 15th Street (7 days)
  • West 13th Street from Hudson Street to Washington Street (7 days)
  • Little West 12th Street from 9th Avenue to Washington Street (7 days)
  • Gansevoort Street from Hudson Street to Washington Street (7 days)
  • West 22nd Street from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue (7 days)
  • Broadway from West 25th Street to West 28th Street (7 days)
  • Broadway from West 29th Street to West 31st Street (7 days)
  • Broadway from East 21st Street to East 22nd Street (7 days)
  • East 18th Street from Park Ave South to Irving Place (7 days)
  • East 20th Street from Park Avenue to Broadway (7 days)
  • East 29th street from Madison Avenue to 5th Avenue (7 days)
  • West 46th Street from 8th Avenue to 9th Avenue (7 days)
  • West 46th Street from 6th Avenue to 7th Avenue (7 days)
  • Dykcman Street from Broadway to Seaman Avenue (7 days)


  • Hoyt Street from Atlantic Avenue to State Street (Friday-Sunday)
  • Grand Street from Marcy Avenue to Roebling Street (Thursday-Sunday)
  • Reed Street from Conover Street to Van Brunt Street (Tuesday-Sunday)



  • 70th Road from Austin Street to Queens Boulevard (7 days)


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