New York City will more than double its open streets footprint this week, banning traffic from a dozen more miles of streets to help New Yorkers spread out in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Starting May 14, the city will open 7.6 miles of streets in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens, and 2.8 miles of streets adjacent to parks in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, said de Blasio. Another 1.3 miles will also launch in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, in partnership with local Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), the mayor noted.

LightRocket via Getty Images New York City will more than double its open streets footprint this week, banning traffic from a dozen more miles of streets to help New Yorkers spread out in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Starting May 14, the city will open 7.6 miles of streets […]

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