De Blasio announces 2 more miles of open streets

Kimberly Dole
May 06, 2020 - 7:56 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday that he would be opening two more miles of streets to pedestrians and bicyclists amid the pandemic. 

Last week, the open street initiative closed off the first seven miles of streets to vehicles as a way to give residents more space to socially distance

Most of those street closures were located around city parks.

“We have opened over seven miles and now we’re adding two more miles,” de Blasio said during his daily press briefing.

The new street closures will begin on Thursday.

Those streets are:

MANHATTAN:

  • Broadway from E. 21st to E. 23rd streets, from W. 24th to W. 28th streets and from W. 36th  to W. 41st streets
  • Orchard Street from Delancey Street to Houston Street 
  • Ludlow Street from Delancey to E. Houston streets
  • Stanton Street from Allen to Essex streets
  • Rivington Street from Allen to Essex streets

BROOKLYN:

  • Willoughby Street from Pearl to Lawrence streets
  • Lawrence Street from Fulton to Willoughby streets

THE BRONX:

  • Willis Avenue from E. 147th to E. 148th streets
  • E. 148th Street from Willis to Bergen avenues

QUEENS:

  • 34th Avenue from 69th  to 77th streets

The mayor has previously stated that the city's goal is to expand to 100 miles of open streets for pedestrians before the end of the pandemic.