Car-Free Outdoor Dining on Amsterdam Ave

Until outdoor dining expires on October 31st, patrons of bars and restaurants between 97th and 110th Streets on Amsterdam Avenue will be able to enjoy outdoor dining free of car traffic every weekend.

The schedule for these expanded outdoor dining setups will be on Fridays from 5pm-11pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm-11pm, according to the announcement from Mayor de Blasio.

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“As we continue to expand Open Streets: Restaurants, New Yorkers across the five boroughs will be able to enjoy these transformed streets in a safe, socially distanced manner,” said Deputy Mayor Laura Anglin. “Thanks to the tireless work from DOT, other partner agencies, local BIDS and community groups, restaurants can continue to find creative ways to serve their customers, while thousands of New Yorkers get back to work.”

“The last two weekends, New Yorkers have been inspired to visit some of their favorite restaurants as they safely dine outdoors on car-free streets,” said DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg. “We are pleased today to welcome a diverse array of new streets and plazas — from Kingsbridge in the Bronx to Chinatown in Manhattan. Mayor de Blasio’s vision has re-imagined street space to revitalize a critical industry, and I want to thank the teams from DOT, our sister agencies, BIDs and other community groups who have worked so hard to put that vision into place. Go out and eat well!”

Columbus Amsterdam BID is the organization behind these newly-open weekend streets.

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