About What are Open Streets? Open Streets are programs that allows communities to transform streets into new public spaces by temporary closing them to cars. On January 28, 2021, Mayor de Blasio announced that the NYC DOT Open Streets program will become a permanent fixture in NYC. The Open Street on W 103rd will be active throughout the upcoming year. W 103 Street Open Street Community Coalition was recently formed to help maintain the Open Street between Riverside Drive and Broadway. Coalition includes representatives of:•Streetopia UWS •Purple Circle Early Childhood Program• West Side Federation of Senior and Supportive Housing• W 102-103rd Block Association• Valley Restoration LDC• Restaurante Bosino • Hosteling International – New York Support • OpenPlans.org• Community Affairs division at NYPD 24th Precinct.• The mayor, city council and most 2021 candidates for public office support permanent Open Streets, and reallocation of streets for people-oriented uses.