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City Urges Judge to Toss Anti-Open Streets Lawsuit

The city's not responsible for 24-7 car access to every street, officials argued.

April 16, 2024

DOT Trims Willoughby Ave. Open Street Hours Because ‘Streets Are For All New Yorkers’

It's a big hit on the same open street that key mayor adviser Ingrid Lewis-Martin tried to remove less than two months into Mayor Adams's tenure.

April 11, 2024

A Modest Proposal: Ban Cars on Mulberry Street

On Sundays, Mulberry gets some relief as an open street, but it’s only for two blocks. This needs to be permanent.

April 3, 2024

‘Chilling Effect’: City Slow to Pay Back Open Streets

The largely volunteer groups are waiting to get back tens of thousands of dollars from the city.

March 11, 2024

Money Problems: Brooklyn’s Fifth Ave. Open Street Loses Sponsor, While Vanderbilt Gets Trimmed

Even in two tony Brooklyn neighborhoods, a shortage of cash has left open streets struggling.

March 7, 2024

Thursday’s Headlines: 34th Avenue Is Officially a Park Edition

The 26-block car-free open street on 34th Avenue in Queens is officially a park! Plus more news.

December 21, 2023

EYES ON THE STREET: Berry Street Bike Boulevard Is a Model for Low-Traffic Streets

Berry Street has become a model for what low-traffic streets can look like.

November 21, 2023

The Fifth Ave. Redesign is Going on Five Years Delayed 

Mayor Adams on Monday announced yet another round of community engagement and more "visioning" processes for the long-awaited redesign of Fifth Avenue — a process that comes after the previous administration spent two years doing just that.

November 7, 2023

Anti-Vision Zero Town Hall Postponed After Pols Bail Following Little Boy’s Death

Opponents of Vision Zero decided against criticizing the city's signature road safety initiative on Thursday night — and all it took was the killing of a little boy.

October 27, 2023