Open Streets Open Restaurants – Spring in Astoria
Since the pandemic started, OANA has partnered with the 30th Avenue Business Association to try to help our small businesses, especially restaurants survive in the trying environment.
One of the tools we have tried to apply is Open Streets Open Restaurants. This is the city program that closes streets with restaurants in order to create an appealing, safe environment to attract customers, especially to the newly built roadway seating the city now allows (And has encouraged.)
Regretfully last year we were unsuccessful in getting approval from the city. We can reapply this year, and we would like to get input from the neighborhood on how they feel about it.
WE NEED YOUR HELP: We have published a release on the pros and cons of this on our site. We would appreciate you checking it out and letting us know if you support this year’s proposal. If the city sees this support, we are much more liable to be successful in securing the best outcome.
Please send your comments to Feedback@oana-ny.org and put “Open Restaurants” as a subject.
Photos: Richard Khuzami