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Community based organizations and Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) can apply to close off streets from vehicles for use by pedestrians and cyclists. To apply, contact the Borough Commissioner in your borough. Applicants must provide proposed street locations, operation times, and contact information. Applicants will be responsible for maintaining street barriers. Applicants can request the barriers from NYPD or Parks. Outside of operation times, the barriers can be stored on sidewalks and at storefronts. For examples of existing Open Streets, click here.