Last summer, the NYC DOT did something daring in Manhattan with its Summer Streets program, shutting down a main thoroughfare in Manhattan to traffic and allowing pedestrians and cyclists to roam freely and safely. This summer, it seems the program is extending down to Vanderbilt Ave in Prospect Heights, just a short walk from us! Vanderbilt has been looking awesome lately, with those tree plantings in the median and even more shops and restaurants. Take the opportunity to enjoy a car-free Vanderbilt this month.
Here is the official info from the DOT:
Every Sunday in June, Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights will be closed to automobile traffic from Dean St. to Park Pl. from noon until 5pm. Summer Streets on Vanderbilt hopes to promote a new type of open space where community members can walk, play, bike, relax, socialize, and come together. The event also aims to highlight the many cultural resources and local businesses in the Prospect Heights area. There will be music, art, biking, shopping, eating, sports activities, kids’ entertainment, and more. This temporary pedestrian plaza hopes to build on a movement that promotes walkable, livable, and sustainable streets and neighborhoods in New York City. Summer Streets on Vanderbilt is sponsored by the Vanderbilt Avenue Merchants District and the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council in conjunction with NYCDOT.
When: Sunday, June 14th, 21st, and 28th, Noon – 5pm
Where: Vanderbilt Avenue from Dean St. to Park Pl., Prospect Heights, Brooklyn