NYC DOT commissioner talks dining structures, 'Open Streets,' and 'Trick-or-Streets'

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Monday, October 23, 2023
New NYC outdoor dining plans underway
NYC DOT Commissioner talks about new outdoor dining plans and what to expect when eating out in the city.

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez joins the Eyewitness News Mornings @ 10 team to talk about dining structures, Open Streets, and Trick-or-Streets.

When it comes to Dining Out NYC, Rodriguez says the city wants to make improvements.

"Want the program to be safe and take care of the quality of life issues," he said.

Rodriguez noted that despite some issues needing to be worked out, the program is saving job and they are learning from the trial period.

On November 20th, there's a rules hearing and people will be able to share their opinions, the commissioner noted.

The city's Open Streets program spun off to "Trick-or-Streets" last year and will continue again this year.

"It's giving opportunity for children to be safe to go trick or treating at designated curbside locations," Rodriguez said.

You can find a full list of locations HERE.

As for what the commissioner is dressing up as for Halloween, "I don't know yet," he said.

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