Open Washington Street

The Dumbo Improvement District welcomes you to Washington Street - an NYC Open Street in the heart of Dumbo, a pedestrian friendly zone with one of the City's loveliest vistas! Grab some lunch or a coffee, friends and neighbors to hang out between Front and Water. 

Starting April 1, Washington Street is open for pedestrians 7 days a week, from 11-am-9pm. 

Washington St was designated as an Open Street through an executive order signed by Mayor de Blasio in July 2020. In May 2021, the City Council and Mayor passed legislation to make the Open Streets program a permanent fixture in New York City.  The BID is planning to upgrade the street furniture along the block, including outdoor dining seating for Joe Coffee, Upwell and Sweetgreen.

Starting April 1, the block will be open to pedestrians from 11am-9pm. The block will remain open for thru traffic and local deliveries/pick ups/drop offs from 10pm-10am when the Open Street is not active overnight.

A note about ongoing area construction: The Dumbo Improvement District is working closely with NYCDDC + Halcyon regarding street closures due to the capital construction project. We will adjust the hours of the Open Street as needed to respond to the changing construction conditions.

Want to know more about this Open Street? Please email