Sunnyside gets new open streets

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Under the mayor’s new Open Streets initiative, Sunnyside will have several streets open to pedestrians and cyclists.

The Sunnyside Shines BID will manage 46th Street from Queens Boulevard to Greenpoint Avenue, a 0.05-mile stretch, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Other open streets include Skillman Avenue between 39th Place and 43rd Street, a 0.19-mile stretch, and 39th Avenue between Woodside Avenue and Barnett Avenue, which covers nearly half a mile.

On Friday, Mayor de Blasio announced that 50th Avenue between 48th Street and 44th Street, covering 0.19 miles, will be included in the initiative.

No traffic will be permitted on open streets, except local deliveries, pick-ups and drop-offs, necessary city services, utilities and emergency vehicles.

Even those vehicles will be confined to 5 miles per hour along these routes.

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