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NYC DOT Thanks Open Streets Community Partners

“Nation-leading program dedicating roadway space for recreation, outdoor dining, learning, and cultural programming now a permanent part of NYC’s urban landscape”

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News 12: Open Streets program gives Prospect Heights a boost heading into fall

“On the last Saturday of the summer, residents of Prospect Heights came out to enjoy the city’s open streets. News 12’s Cecilia Hua was there on Vanderbilt Avenue.”

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Brooklyn Paper: Street mural adds “splash of color” to Vanderbilt

Artist Cara Lynch’s “Carpet Collage” draws inspiration from different cultures in an aim to represent New York City’s diversity.

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Streetsblog NYC: Mayor announces ‘Open Boulevards’

New designation will bring cultural activities, community-based programming, landscaping, and art installations to 15 streets throughout the city.

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NYC Mayor: Announcing “Open Boulevards”

“Open Streets like Vanderbilt Avenue have already illustrated how this city, through the determined and combined involvement of residents and restauranteurs, can thrive in this recovery.”

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Streetsblog NYC: CM Carlina Rivera discusses Open Streets bill on Vanderbilt

“The City Council passed legislation making the city’s open streets program permanent and adding new provisions to ensure its success.”

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Curbed: Open Streets Coalition calls on City for support

“On Vanderbilt Avenue between August and November 2020, neighborhood organizers sectioned off five blocks so restaurants could spread out their outdoor seating. The effect was transformational.”

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Streetsblog NYC: More City support needed for Open Streets

“Vanderbilt Avenue was one of the open street successes last year. It will return this year — again, thanks to a massive fundraising and volunteer effort.”

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Grub Street: Vanderbilt “a prime example of what Open Streets can look like at its best”

“’It just absolutely beyond changed everything,’ says Ellen Fishman, who owns Amorina, a low-key neighborhood pizza joint. She estimates business was up at least 25 percent above where it would have been during a normal, non-pandemic summer.”

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Bklyner: New Layout, Better Signage & More Programming for Prospect Heights Open Streets

“New York City’s Open Streets program emerged last year as a rare bright spot in a 2020 filled mostly with despair and frustration.”