An eight-block stretch of Harlem known for its restaurants joined the city's list of car-free dining corridors this weekend.
Dotted with a wide array of shaded outdoor seating areas, Frederick Douglass Boulevard between 112th and 120th Streets is now closed to traffic every Friday to Sunday evening through the end of October.
The uptown restaurant row includes popular Harlem food destinations such as Melba's, BLVD Bistro, Harlem Tavern, Lido Harlem, and Vinateria.
Also lining the avenue are bars such as 67 Orange Street and Mess Hall (now required by the state to serve food) as well as cafes (Double Dutch Espresso) and bakeries (Dulceria).
The city's Open Streets: Restaurants initiative was created to help eateries expand their outdoor seating while indoor dining remains closed.
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