Up until now, all of the city's open streets which were being used as part of their Open Restaurants program—giving restaurants more outdoor space in lieu of indoor dining—has only operated on weekends and some holidays. But this afternoon, the city announced that for the first time, 40 of these locations will get expanded weekday hours.


“Restaurants deserve every chance they can get to serve more customers this fall – and, as the weather gets cooler, New Yorkers deserve every chance they can get to enjoy outdoor dining,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “The Open Streets: Restaurants program has been a success, and we’re proud to grow its reach and give restaurants more tools to make it through this crisis.”

You can see a full list of the participating streets below. The majority are located in Manhattan, with a few in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens. Weekday hours will begin as early as Thursday, September 17th, varying by location. Hours for each participating location can be found on the city's Open Restaurants homepage.

Weekday Open Restaurant Streets

The Bronx

  • Arthur Avenue: From E 188th Street to Crescent Avenue, Thur-Sun (Organizer: Belmont BID)

Brooklyn

  • Hoyt Street: Atlantic Avenue to State Street, Fri-Sun (Organizer: Atlantic Avenue BID)
  • Grand Street: Marcy Avenue to Roebling Street, Thur-Sun (Organizer: GERTIE RESTAURANT LLC)
  • Reed Street: Conover Street to Van Brunt Street, Tue-Sun (Organizer: Red Hook Business Alliance/Hometown BBQ)

Manhattan

  • Ann Street: Nassau Street to William Street, everyday (Organizer: Alliance for Downtown NY)
  • Pearl Street: Broad Street to Hanover Square, everyday (Organizer: Alliance for Downtown NY)
  • Pine Street: William Street to Pearl Street, everyday (Organizer: Alliance for Downtown NY)
  • Ave B: E 2nd Street to E 3rd Street, everyday (Organizer: Becaf LLC)
  • Spring Street: Thompson Street to W Broadway (Organizer: Bistro Les Amis)
  • Jones Street: Bleecker Street to W 4th Street, everyday (Organizer: Blind Tiger)
  • Broadway: W 29th Street to W 31st Street, everyday (Organizer: Casa Nomad restaurant and Akin Hospitality Group)
  • Canal Street: Orchard Street to Essex Street, everyday (Organizer: Cervo's)
  • Doyers Street: Bowery to Pell Street, everyday (Organizer: Chinatown BID)
  • Pell Street: Bowery to Mott Street, everyday (Organizer: Chinatown BID/CCBA)
  • E 7th Street: Ave A to 1st Avenue, everyday (Organizer: Derossi Global)
  • Dyckman Street: Broadway to Seaman Avenue, everyday (Organizer: Dyckman Gardens)
  • W 22nd Street: 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue, everyday (Organizer: Flatiron 23rd St Partnership)
  • Broadway: W 25th Street to W 28th Street, everyday (Organizer: Flatiron 23rd St Partnership)
  • Broadway: E 21st Street to E 22nd Street, everyday (Organizer: Flatiron 23rd St Partnership)
  • Front Street: Beekman Street to Peck Slip, everyday (Organizer: Hopkins & Hawley)
  • Bond Street: Lafayette Street to Bowery, everyday (Organizer: il Buco)
  • Orchard Street: Grand Street to Delancey Street, everyday (Organizer: LES Partnership)
  • Broome Street: Ludlow Street to Allen Street, everyday (Organizer: LES Partnership)
  • Spring Street: Mott Street to Elizabeth Street, everyday (Organizer: Mari Makan LLC)
  • 9th Avenue: W 14th Street to W 15th Street, everyday (Organizer: Meatpacking BID)
  • W 13th StHudson StWashington StMNALL (Organizer: Meatpacking BID)
  • Little W 12th Street: 9th Avenue to Washington Street, everyday (Organizer: Meatpacking BID)
  • Gansevoort Street: Hudson Street to Washington Street, everyday (Organizer: Meatpacking BID)
  • Lafayette Street: Spring Street to Kenmare Street, everyday (Organizer: Osteria Morini)
  • Elizabeth Street: Spring Street to Prince Street, everyday (Organizer: Peasant)
  • E 20th Street: Park Avenue to Broadway, everyday (Organizer: Rezdora)
  • E 29th Street: Madison Avenue to 5th Avenue, everyday (Organizer: Scarpetta Restaurant)
  • Spring Street: 6th Avenue to Thompson Street, Thur-Sun (Organizer: St Tropez Soho, LLC)
  • Bleecker Street: Mott Street to Bowery, Tue-Sun (Organizer: Von Design Ltd)
  • E 18th Street: Park Avenue S to Irving Place, everyday (Organizer: Gramercy Neighborhood Associates)
  • W 46th Street: 8th Avenue to 9th Avenue, everyday (Organizer: Times Square Alliance)
  • W 46th Street: 6th Avenue to 7th Avenue, everyday(Organizer: Times Square Alliance)
  • Reade Street: W Broadway to Greenwich Street, everyday (Organizer: Restaurant Marc Forgione)
  • Duane Street: Hudson Street to W Broadway, everyday (Organizer: KioRestaurant, LLC (d.b.a. Khe-Yo))

Queens

  • 70th Road: Austin Street to Queens Blvd, everyday (Organizer: Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce)

There are now 87 participating Open Restaurant streets altogether across the five boroughs. According to the latest city data, as of Wednesday, there are 10,273 restaurants utilizing outdoor spaces around the five boroughs for dining; 935 of them are in active roadways, 3,594 are on the sidewalk only, 5,400 are both in the roadway and on the sidewalk, and 344 of them are on Open Streets where through traffic is prohibited.

The Open Restaurants program is set to end on October 31st, but Mayor Bill de Blasio suggested this week that he wants to make it permanent, calling it "a stunning success." A group of politicians are also pushing to make outdoor dining permanent year-round.

"Allowing restaurants to safely continue exterior dining with the use of heat lamps and other equipment to provide a warm, ventilated environment, will provide restaurants the ability to earn vital additional revenue,” the politicians wrote in a letter to de Blasio on Monday. “This will also prevent restaurants who have paid tens of thousands of dollars for barriers, platforms, and safety-related equipment, from having to demolish and find storage for these items until the following year."