July 2, 2020 By Allie Griffin
A stretch of Bell Boulevard will close and be converted into an outdoor dining corridor on Friday nights and weekends, beginning July 4, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Member Paul Vallone announced today.
The Bayside street will be closed to car traffic and filled with tables and chairs for patrons of eateries along the strip. The street closure is part of the citywide “Open Streets: Restaurants” initiative to help restaurants bounce back from the months-long coronavirus shutdown.
Bell Boulevard, between 39th Avenue and 41st Avenue; and 41st Avenue, between Bell Boulevard and 214th Place will be fully closed to traffic and opened to restaurant use on Friday evenings.