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Flatiron & NoMad Open Streets Initiative

Updated July 1, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Council announced that 40 miles of streets Citywide will be opened to pedestrians and bicyclists to allow for greater social distancing. Additionally, Phase Two of NY Forward allows for outdoor dining via NYC's Open Restaurants program.
Flatiron & NoMad Open Streets
  • Broadway: 25th to 28th Streets & 21st to 23rd Streets, 10 am to 6 pm (hours may vary)
  • 29th Street: Broadway to Madison Avenue - paused until mid-July
Open Streets Regulations
Pedestrians and bicyclists can use the roadbed of the street while keeping social distancing of at least six feet, and must wear a face mask in public. No thru-traffic is permitted as the route is limited to local deliveries, pick-ups/drop-offs, and emergency vehicles. Drivers should be hyper-vigilant and drive 5 MPH along Open Streets routes.
Questions about the City's Open Streets Initiative? Find more infomation on the NYC DOT Open Streets webpage. You can also call 311 or text 311-692. If you'd like to reach the Flatiron/23rd Partnership team directly, email