EXCLUSIVE: City Cleanup Corps to Take Over Running Fort Greene Open Streets — Others to Follow?

It’s a new day for open streets.

Starting today, the City Cleanup Corps will replace volunteers in setting up open streets barricades on two key Fort Greene streets — evidence that the city is finally answering advocates’ demands that the Department of Transportation take over the massive volunteer effort required to keep the city’s few dozen open streets free of cars from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. The CCC effort in Fort Greene will soon expand to include moving the barricades off the street as well.

Three barricades — and a massive volunteer effort — keep the Willoughby Avenue open street free of cars. The city is finally taking over the effort. Photo: Gersh Kuntzman It’s a new day for open streets.

Starting today, the City Cleanup Corps will replace volunteers in setting up open streets […]

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