De Blasio announces 12 more miles of NYC street closures

The city will convert another 12 miles of streets into pedestrian and bicycle-only thoroughfares, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.

“We want to make it easier for people to socially distance, particularly as the warmer weather comes on, and the open streets initiative is helping us to do that,” de Blasio told reporters Wednesday morning.

The 12 new miles of open streets, which vary in their hours of operation and are set to open Thursday, include:

46th Street in Queens from Queens Boulevard to Greenpoint Avenue
Skillman Avenue in Queens from 39th Place to 43rd Street
39th Avenue in Queens from Woodside Avenue to Barnett Avenue
34th Avenue in Queens from 78th Street to Junction Boulevard
5th Street in Long Island City from 46th Avenue to 49th Avenue
27th Street in Long Island City from Hunter Street to Queens Plaza South
Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing from 155th Street to Northern Boulevard
Peck Avenue in Flushing from 137th Street to Main Street
4th Street in Brooklyn from 4th Avenue to 5th Avenue
Newkirk Avenue in Brooklyn from Coney Island Avenue to E. 17th Street
Grattan Street in Brooklyn from Morgan Avenue to Bogart Street
Prospect Place in Brooklyn from New York Avenue to Brooklyn Avenue
6th Avenue in Brooklyn from 44th Street to 51st Street
1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place and 4th Place in Brooklyn from Smith Street to Henry Street
Berry Street in Brooklyn from N. 12th Street to Broadway

Source: New York Post