These streets in Washington Heights and Inwood are now open to pedestrians and cyclists

Updated: May 4


Laurel Hill Terrace in Washington Heights is part of the city's new "Open Streets" program

Due to the beautiful weather this weekend–it'll be mostly sunny with highs in the 70s on both days–Mayor de Blasio has moved up the city's plan to open certain city streets to pedestrians and cyclists during the lockdown.


The streets were set to open on Monday, but are now opening today.


“New Yorkers deserve safe ways to enjoy the warm weather while we fight through this,” said the mayor in statement. “Our parks have played a critical role in maintaining public health during this crisis. But we cannot afford to have a high demand for open space create unhealthy situations—so opening up streets near or within these parks is one of the ways New Yorkers can get outside safely.”


Here are the three "Open Streets" in Upper Manhattan :


Streets inside parks:


Fort Tryon Park

•Margaret Corbin Drive between Fort Washington Avenue and Cabrini Boulevard (.88 miles)


Streets adjacent to parks:


Lt. William Tighe Triangle

• Dyckman Street between Broadway and Seaman Avenue (.05 miles)


Highbridge Park

• Laurel Hill Terrace between Amsterdam Avenue near 182nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue and 188th Street (.41 miles)


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