A few more locations were blocked off this weekend to give people space to walk in the street without fear of being hit by vehicles. The city has gradually been opening up streets so people can get outside and have enough room to keep at least six feet away from everyone else. In total, the city has added 45 miles of open streets.
The new local open streets include 103rd Street between Riverside Drive and Broadway. Two spots in Morningside Heights are also open — Morningside Avenue between Manhattan Avenue and 116th Street, and 114th Street between Manhattan Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Vehicle traffic is limited to local deliveries, pick-ups/drop-offs, necessary city service vehicles, utility vehicles and emergency vehicles.
Previously, West End Avenue was closed to traffic from 87th to 96th Streets, and 75th Street was closed from Broadway to Riverside Drive. Those stretches remain closed to traffic.