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NYC Street Closures For Outdoor Dining

By New York Bucket List

We’re takin’ it to the (closed) streets.

Published July 20, 2020

It’s the summer of outdoor dining in cities across the US. 

In NYC, several previously indoor-only restaurants have expanded their horizons (and seating) to outdoor tables on sidewalks, side streets and freshly built front patios. In a city often lined with yellow cabs and packed streets, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced 47 blocks (totaling 67 miles) closed to cars on Friday nights and weekends, through October 31st.

While laws against New Yorkers standing and walking outside with cocktails in hand have been more lenient over the past several weeks, as of last week, restaurants can only serve alcoholic beverages if diners are seated and ordering food, making more available outdoor seating space critical for restaurants. 

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Current street closures designated for restaurants include:

* Denotes a newly added street closure.


  • Pearl Street: From Broad Street to Hanover Square (Downtown NY)
  • Pine Street: From William Street to Pearl Street (Downtown NY)
  • Hester Street: From Mulberry Street to Mott Street (Little Italy)
  • Doyers Street in Chinatown: From Bowery to Pell Street (Chinatown)
  • Canal Street: From Orchard Street to Essex Street (LES)
  • Rivington Street: From Essex Street to Norfolk Street (LES)
  • Orchard Street: From Grand Street to Delancey Street (LES)
  • Broome Street: From Ludlow Street to Allen Street (LES)
  • *Broome Street: From Forsyth Street to Eldridge Street (LES)
  • *Pell Street: From Bowery to Mott Street (Chinatown)
  • Lafayette Street: From Spring Street to Kenmare Street (SoHo)
  • Spring Street: From 6th Avenue to Thompson Street (SoHo)
  • *Spring Street: From Thompson Street to W Broadway (SoHo)
  • Bleecker Street: From Mott Street to Bowery (NoHo)
  • *Bond Street: From Lafayette Street to Bowery (NoHo)
  • *Avenue B: From E 3rd Street to E 4th Street 
  • Avenue B: From East 2nd to 3rd Streets (East Village)
  • East 7th Street: From Avenue A 1st Avenue (East Village)
  • St Marks Place: From 3rd to 2nd Avenues (East Village)
  • Jones Street: From Bleecker Street to West 4th Street (Greenwich Village)
  • Christopher Street: From Waverly Place to 7th Avenue South (West Village)
  • MacDougal Street: From West 8th Street to West 3rd Street (Greenwich Village)
  • West 8th Street: From 5th to 6th Avenues (West Village)
  • *Cornelia Street: From Bleecker Street to W 4th Street (West Village)
  • *W 11th Street: From 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue (West Village)
  • 9th Avenue: From West 14th to 15th Streets (Meatpacking)
  • West 13th Street: From Hudson Street to Washington Street (Meatpacking)
  • Little West 12th Street: From 9th Avenue to Washington Street (Meatpacking)
  • Gansevoort Street: From Hudson Street to Washington Street (Meatpacking)
  • Mulberry Street: From Broome Street to Hester Street (Little Italy)
  • W 22nd Street: From 5th to 6th Avenues (Flatiron)
  • Broadway: From West 25th to 28th Streets (Flatiron)
  • *W 32nd Street: From 5th Avenue to Broadway (Koreatown)
  • *E 18th Street: From Park Avenue S to Irving Place (Gramercy) 
  • E 20th Street: From Park Avenue to Broadway (Gramercy)
  • E 32nd Street: From 5th Avenue to Madison Avenue (Midtown)
  • W 46th Street: From 8th Avenue to 9th Avenue (Times Square)
  • *W 46th Street: From 6th Avenue to 7th Avenue (Times Square)
  • Dyckman Street in Inwood: From Broadway to Seaman Avenue
  • *Amsterdam Avenue: From W 97th Street to W 110th Street (Harlem)


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  • Washington Street: From Front Street to Water Street (DUMBO)
  • Main Street: From Water Street to Plymouth Street (DUMBO)
  • Dock Street: From Front Street to Water Street (DUMBO)
  • Anchorage Place: From Water Street to Pearl Street (DUMBO)
  • 5th Avenue: From Dean Street to Park Place (Park Slope)
  • 5th Avenue: From President Street to 3rd Street (Park Slope)
  • 5th Avenue: From 10th to 13th Streets (Park Slope)
  • Reed Street: From Conover Street to Van Brunt Street (Red Hook)
  • Graham Avenue: From Skillman Avenue to Conselyea Street (Concord Hill)
  • 5th Avenue: From 40th to 41st Streets (Sunset Park)
  • *Montague Street: From Clinton Street to Pierrepont Place
  • *Vanderbilt Avenue: From Pacific Street to Park Place (Prospect Heights)
  • *5th Avenue: From 45th Street to 47th Street (Sunset Park)



  • Arthur Avenue: From East 188th Street to Crescent Avenue 
  • Cedar Avenue: From West Fordham Road to Landing Road 
  • *Johnson Avenue: From W 235th Street to W 236 Street



  • Bell Blvd: From 39th Avenue to 41st Avenue (Bayside Village)
  • 41st Avenue: From Bell Blvd to 214th Place (Bayside Village)
  • 70th Road: From Austin Street to Queens Blvd (Forest Hills)
  • Austin Street: From 72nd Avenue to 72nd Road (Forest Hills)
  • Woodside Avenue: From 76th to 78th Streets 


Staten Island

  • New Dorp Lane: From New Dorp Plaza to Hylan Blvd (New Dorp)


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