NYC DOT Announces Summer Streets 2024 Extended from 7am ~ 3pm!

 

 

 

image courtesy NYC DOT ~ Summer Streets 2023

New York City Mayor Eric Adams today kicked off the city’s “a celebration of New York City’s unrivaled summer offerings at a time when crime is down, jobs are up, and the city is more livable than when the Adams administration came into office. The Adams administration launched the starting with an event hosted by New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez to announce the city’s largest-ever Summer Streets program with expanded operating hours in all five boroughs for the first time since the program’s launch in 2008. This year, nearly 20 miles of Summer Streets corridors will be open to pedestrians and cyclists for eight hours (from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM) — a 33 percent expansion from previous years. The extended time represents the Adams administration’s continued commitment to the beloved summer program, building on the 2023 expansion that, for the first time, brought Summer Streets to all five boroughs after operating exclusively in Manhattan.

From the largest-ever summer streets and open restaurants programs to expanded Summer Rising hours, new cooling centers, and investments in pools across the city, the Adams administration is continuing to ensure that there has never been a better time to enjoy summer in New York City. New Yorkers can visit the for more information on free cultural and parks events, open beaches and pools, as well as hiring halls, apprenticeships, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Image courtesy NYC DOT on Flickr. Summer Streets 2023 in the Bronx

“New York City is back — and with our Summer of Possibility — there has never been a better time to enjoy the five boroughs,” said Mayor Adams. “Whether you want to find a new job, enjoy a summer concert, enjoy our largest-ever summer streets program, or take part in so much more our city has to offer, our administration is working every day to ensure our city is working to give you the summer you want and deserve. This city is full of possibilities!”

Summer Streets 2023, Bronx Image courtesy NYC DOT on Flickr

“Summer Streets shows New Yorkers how joyful and pleasant our streets become when we reallocate just a portion of our roads for people to stroll, bike, and play. Under the Adams administration, we’ve been working to make Summer Streets better and better with expansions year after year,” said DOT Commissioner Rodriguez. “We thank our sister agencies, program, partners, elected officials, and advocates for their support behind these historic expansions.”

Summer Streets 2023 on Astor Place. Image courtesy NYC DOT on Flickr

More than 500,000 people walked, ran, cycled, or played on Summer Streets last year, in the program’s first year operating in all five boroughs. This year’s program will represent the most ambitious version of Summer Streets since its launch in 2008 and brings a continued focus on spreading programming out equitably throughout the city. Summer Streets will return for five Saturdays from July 27 through August 24. Car-free routes remain the same for the five boroughs — with the exception of a new route launching on Staten Island. This year, DOT released an open call to select up to two pieces of dynamic and engaging artwork along the Summer Streets route to be installed as one-day activations throughout all five event dates.

NYC DOT Summer Streets 2023 in the Bronx. Image courtesy NYC DOT on Flickr

More details on each route Here

Saturday, July 27: Queens and Staten Island

Queens: Summer Streets will run along Vernon Boulevard, from 44th Drive to 30th Drive. The program will allow users to enjoy the entire Queens waterfront in Long Island City and Astoria.

Summer Streets 2023 on Astor Place. Image courtesy NYC DOT on Flickr

Staten Island: Summer Streets will run along Broadway from Richmond Terrace to Clove Road. This new location will run through West Brighton, connecting attendees from Clove Lakes Park to Corporal Thompson Park.

Summer Streets 2023 East Harlem. Image courtesy NYC DOT on Flickr

Saturday, August 3, 10, and 17: Manhattan

Manhattan: Summer Streets will run from the Brooklyn Bridge all the way into Harlem, traveling along Lafayette Street and Park Avenue up to 109th Street; on Central Park North from Fifth Avenue to Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard; and along Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard from 110th Street to 125th Street.

NYC DOT 2023 Summer Streets. Image courtesy NYC DOT on Flickr

Saturday, August 24: Bronx and Brooklyn

Bronx: Summer Streets will run along Grand Concourse from East Tremont Avenue to Mosholu Parkway. This program will open a major car-free corridor to people from the west Bronx to the north Bronx.

Image courtesy NYC DOT Summer Streets on Flickr

Brooklyn: Summer Streets will run along Eastern Parkway, from Grand Army Plaza to Buffalo Avenue. It will connect Prospect Heights and Brownsville along the same route as the Labor Day Caribbean Day Parade — one of the city’s most popular annual events.

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