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Eastern Parkway Will be Car-Free on August 24

New Yorkers can enjoy nearly 20 miles of car-free streets throughout July and August.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced the city’s largest-ever Summer Streets program, featuring expanded operating hours in all five boroughs for the first time since the program’s launch in 2008.

This year, nearly 20 miles of Summer Streets corridors will be open to pedestrians and cyclists for eight hours, from 7:00am to 3:00pm, a 33% expansion from previous years. 

In Brooklyn, Eastern Parkway, from Grand Army Plaza to Buffalo Avenue, will become a large, open boulevard on Saturday, August 24. It will connect Prospect Heights and Brownsville along the same route as the Labor Day Caribbean Day Parade — one of the city’s most popular annual events.

Summer Streets returns for five Saturdays from July 27 through August 24. Car-free routes remain the same for the five boroughs — with the exception of a new route launching on Staten Island. 

“Summer Streets is about reclaiming our streets for people to experience the freedom and fun of car-free streets in their boroughs’ biggest block parties,” said Ken Podziba, chief executive of Bike New York.