NYC DOT To Release Report Showing Open Streets Kept Restaurants Afloat During Pandemic

OPEN STREETS: DOT TO RELEASE GROUND-BREAKING REPORT DETAILING ECONOMIC BOOST OF OUTDOOR DINING DURING COVID PANDEMIC

NYC Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez, elected officials, and advocates announce the release of new report titled Streets for Recovery: The Economic Benefits of NYC Open Streets Program. 

This first-in-nation report uses data from the Department of Finance to confirm that Open Streets helped keep local restaurants and bars afloat during the pandemic.

The following officials will be present:  NYC DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez

Wellington Chen, Chinatown Partnership

Andrew Rigie, NY Hospitality Alliance

When:             Tuesday, October 25, 11:00 A.M. (Rain-or-Shine)

Where:           Corner of Doyers Street and Pell Street

Chinatown, NYC

Hard copies of the economic report will be available at event.

Banner Image: NYC Outdoor Dining.  Image Credit – NACTO by CC

NYC DOT

The New York City Department of Transportation’s (NYC DOT) mission is to provide for the safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible movement of people and goods in the City of New York and to maintain and enhance the transportation infrastructure crucial to the economic vitality and quality of life of our primary customers, City residents.

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