Ways to Get Involved
New York City deserves great streets. Let’s develop a vision together. Here are some immediate actions we can all take:
- Join your local block or neighborhood association and sign up as a supporter of the Streets Renaissance Campaign. To check on happenings in your community go to Gotham Gazette.
- Write a letter to Deputy Mayor Robert C. Lieber:
Robert C. Lieber
Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Finance
New York, NY 10007
- Get involved with your local Community Board at NYC.gov’s Community Assistance Unit and Gotham Gazette.
- Call 311 to report problems on your street.
- Throw a block party and close your street for an afternoon. Find out about temporary street closures for block parties and other events from the Block Party NYC website.
- Get involved with your Business Improvement District, local Chamber of Commerce or Merchants Association and push for pedestrian-oriented streetscape improvements.
- Contact Deputy Mayor Robert C. Lieber and Small Business Services to ask for market-rate curbside parking fees.
- Work with local businesses to sponsor temporary or short-term improvements, such as adding amenities or hosting a street fair as a way of giving shoppers a taste of how pleasant the streets could be everyday.
- Contact the Streets Renaissance Campaign the Streets Renaissance Campaign team.
- Support proposed City Council legislation that changes how transportation and street performance is measured.
- Fund pedestrian-oriented street improvements.
- Learn from domestic and international efforts that enhance pedestrian conditions and create lively streets.
- Schedule a meeting with the Streets Renaissance Campaign team.