2024 Open Streets and Public Space Programming

New York City's Open Streets program transforms streets into public space open to all. These transformations allow for a range of activities that promote economic development, support schools, facilitate pedestrian and bike mobility, and provide new ways for New Yorkers to enjoy cultural programming and build community.

NYC DOT works with a diverse set of partners to implement Open Streets citywide, including:
  • Formal or informal community-based organizations (such as block associations, business improvement districts, civic groups, non-profits, etc.)
  • Educational institutions (such as schools (pre-K to 12), colleges, or universities)
  • Groups of businesses (merchant groups, neighboring entities, etc.)
  • Houses of worship

NYC DOT’s Public Space Programming effort helps bring engaging activities to public spaces throughout the city. All activities are free and open to New Yorkers of all ages and abilities.

Learn More & Apply
The 2024 Open Streets application is now open!

In 2024, both new and returning partners must apply to manage an Open Street in their community. Returning partners can complete a streamlined application by providing their 2023 application ID. New partners must submit a full application.

Please contact us online if you need assistance applying in another language: https://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/contact/contact-form.shtml?routing=op

Application Deadlines:
January 31, 2024 – If your Open Street will launch on or before June 30, 2024.
March 1, 2024 – If your Open Street will launch on or after July 1, 2024. This deadline is also for schools applying for the 2024-2025 academic school year.

Questions or concerns? Not sure where to start? Contact us online to schedule a meeting with a member of the Open Streets team before applying: https://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/contact/contact-form.shtml?routing=op

Application Deadline:2024-03-01
View More on www.nyc.gov

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