Spraying Fire Hydrants To Turn Brooklyn Blocks To 'Cool Streets'

Brooklynites may not be able to take a dip in their local pools this year, but the spray of select fire hydrants will soon be open for business on hot summer days.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that 14 blocks closed to traffic throughout the five boroughs will now be turned into “Cool Streets” as part of his plan to keep New Yorkers cool amid limits on pools and beaches caused by the coronavirus crisis.

“Running through the spray of a fire hydrant is a venerable New York City tradition and a sign that summer is in full swing,” NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said Tuesday. “…These new Cool Streets will make [the Open Streets] program better, safer and more fun when the temperatures get high.”

Some streets closed to cars during the coronavirus crisis will now be “Cool Streets” meant to help on hot summer days. Here are Brooklyn’s.

The city is setting up a dozen “Cool Streets,” where fire hydrants will spray during hot summer days. Here’s the five streets in Brooklyn. (Google […]

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