The Open Storefronts Program program was piloted in November and December, and built upon the success of the Open Restaurants program.
This program allows storefront businesses to use a portion of the sidewalk to conduct business, including:
- Displaying merchandise
- Completing transactions
- Providing areas for customers to line up
Businesses may also use the curbside lane to conduct business activities during the hours that Open Streets: Restaurants is in effect.
This program is available to all ground-floor storefront businesses after the completion of a short online form acknowledging their understanding of the program’s criteria and restrictions.
If you have a storefront business and you are not yet participating in Open Storefronts, visit nyc.gov/openstorefronts to see the full details and sign up for the program.
Have questions? Call our hotline at (888) SBS-4NYC.