OPEN STREETS ON TOMPKINS AVENUE

OPEN STREETS ON TOMPKINS AVENUE
Bridge Street Development Corporation (BSDC), in collaboration with the Tompkins Avenue Merchants Association (TAMA), is pleased to announce that our application for the 2022 Tompkins Avenue Open Streets has been approved. We are proud to present a second year of TAMA Sundays under the Open Streets initiative, as well as a handful of other exciting activations on Tompkins Avenue.

WHEN ARE THE EVENTS?
The first event occurring on Tompkins Avenue is an Earth Day celebration slated for Saturday, April 23rd from 11am to 5pm. Following this, the official start of TAMA Sundays is Sunday, May 8th! This and subsequent events are scheduled to occur every Sunday from May through October (excluding holiday weekends) from 12pm to 7pm. There will be NO Open Streets during inclement weather. Tentative full dates are as follows:

April – 4/23 – Earth Day Celebration
May – 5/8 (Official Start of TAMA Sundays) ; 5/15 ; 5/22
June – 6/5 ; 6/15 ; 6/19 ; 6/26
July – 7/10 ; 7/17 ; 7/24 ; 7/31
August – 8/7 ; 8/14 ; 8/21 ; 8/28
September – 9/11 ; 9/18 ; 9/25
October – 10/2 (Final TAMA Sunday) ; 10/30 (Halloween)
November – 11/27 (Small Business Sunday)

WHERE IS IT OCCURING?
Same as last year, the first barricade will be placed at the southern crosswalk of Gates Avenue. The street closure will end at the southern crosswalk of Halsey Street.  No cross streets will be closed by this Open Streets.

WHAT ARE PLANS FOR SANITATION?
Along with purchasing extra garbage bins for the blocks, BSDC has contracted additional sanitation services to remove potential waste generated at these events.

WHAT ARE THE PLANS FOR SAFETY?
BSDC is working closely with the NYPD’s 79th Precinct and DOT to provide guidance and support for traffic control at each intersection. Additional staff will be provided to monitor barricades and offer extra security during Open Streets. The Open Streets application requires a 15-foot safety lane for emergency and Access-A-Ride vehicles down the middle lane of Tompkins Avenue.

WHO BENEFITS?
This initiative is a collaboration with the TAMA, neighborhood block and tenant associations, residents, and community stakeholders. The benefit will be the opportunity to support our fantastic merchants while also providing families free access to open space and great programming along Tompkins Avenue. Join us in helping to make Open Streets on Tompkins Avenue another successful and safe open space for the entire community.

For answers to more questions or input, please email info@bsdcorp.org or visit our website below.