Tompkins Ave Open Streets (Statement from our President & CEO)

June 9, 2022

Dear Bedford Stuyvesant Community Members:

Last night, Bridge Street Development Corporation met with members of our community and leadership from the 79th Precinct to discuss the concerns and challenges surrounding the Tompkins Avenue Open Streets. We acknowledge the challenges presented and share in the people’s concerns. 

Bridge Street has been continually working hard to address the challenges we’ve faced at the Tompkins Avenue Open Streets. Meeting with community members, local businesses, elected officials, and the 79thPrecinct, we have developed several revisions and enhancements to how these situations will be handled; these can be found below. We are also working to incorporate many of the suggestions and recommendations received from community members at last night’s meeting.

We hope that through the implementation of these new strategies and the input of our valued neighbors, the Open Streets initiative on Tompkins Avenue can return to being a positive, safe, enjoyable and successful experience for all to enjoy.  

We look forward to continuing this conversation and collaboration with our community.

Sincerely, 

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Gregory Anderson
President & CEO

Bridge Street Development Corporation