Outdoor Learning - Streets

Resource for NYC school representatives about Outdoor Learning hosted on streets adjacent to schools.

Overview

NYC is offering an Outdoor Learning program that allows schools to hold classes outdoors in schoolyards, adjacent streets, and nearby park space. The program is open to all public, charter, and private schools, as well as Learning Bridges. Schools in areas hardest-hit by COVID-19 with no outdoor space will receive priority for the program.

*If you are a school representative and would like to apply for Outdoor Learning at your school, please visit DOE’s Outdoor Learning InfoHub and submit your application.

Principals, teachers, and staff should visit DOE’s Outdoor Learning (sign in required) for instructional guidance.

Accepted Schools

If you are a school representative and your school has been accepted as an Outdoor Learning - Streets location, please review the terms of your acceptance letter from NYC DOT. Schools cannot proceed with their Outdoor Learning - Streets location unless all terms in the NYC DOT agreement are met.

Outdoor Learning - Streets Guidelines for Schools (pdf) Outdoor Learning - Streets Guidelines for Schools at T-Intersections (pdf)

Table to explain Outdoor Learning - Streets setups. All School Setups Require: Continuous barricades on both ends of the closed street (with a five foot gap for bicycles); school employees must continuously staff barricades on both ends of the block, alerting students to any emergency/allowed vehicles, and escorting emergency/allowed vehicles onto and off of block; sidewalks must have a clear eight foot path for pedestrians; all equipment to be properly stored off the street and sidewalk outside of program hours. Requirements for Schools Setting Up Furniture (tents, tables, chairs, etc.): parking must be cleared on one side of the block (use sign provided by NYC DOT); teacher parking is allowed in already authorized spaces on the school side of the streets; no furniture may be set up in 15 foot fire lane to allow for emergency access. Requirements for Schools without Furniture (small items only, i.e. hula-hoops): parking is allowed on both sides of the street; 15 foot fire lane must be cleared immediately if emergency access is needed; equipment or furniture that is difficult to move is not allowed.

Setup

There are two kinds of Outdoor Learning - Streets setups: A set up with "Furniture" uses tents, chairs, tables or other difficult-to-move furniture. A set up with "No Furniture" has no equipment at all, or only really easy to move items like hula hoops. This type of set up is best for gym class, for example. Diagrams of both set ups are below.

Diagram for Outdoor Learning - Streets: Furniture

Diagram showing a street besides a school that is closed to traffic by barricades. No parking on the streets during OL-S hours, except for authorized teacher parking which must be accessed before tents installed. Diagram shows blue boxes representing chairs/tents for instruction. If parking is allowed, tents would need to be narrower than 10 feet. A 15 foot fire lane must remain clear along the roadway.

Diagram for Outdoor Learning – Streets: No Furniture

Diagram of a street near a school that is closed for Outdoor Learning – Street without furniture. Barricades are set up at both ends of the block. All existing parking regulations remain. Schools must be prepared to clear children from a 15 foot fire lane if necessary. 15 foot fire lane must be maintained in the roadway.

Walk-through of Outdoor Learning - Streets Setups

For an audio described version of this video, please visit: https://youtu.be/Ln-Hp6TCK5I

Locations

Below is a list of approved Outdoor Learning - Streets locations. These streets are permitted to be closed to vehicular traffic on weekdays between 7am and 4pm.

The only vehicles allowed to drive onto Outdoor Learning - Streets locations are emergency vehicles, Access-A-Ride and vehicles accessing driveways on the block (note: drivers must be escorted by school staff positioned at the barricades).

Bronx:

Approved Outdoor Learning - Streets Location
From
To
136th St Brown Pl
Brook Ave
150th St Courtlandt Ave
Melrose Ave
217th St Barnes Ave
Bronxwood Ave
Barnes Ave 216th St
217th St
Beaumont Ave Grote St
E 183rd St
Bristow St Jennings St
Freeman St
Canal Pl E 144th St
E 146th St
E 145th St Third Ave
Willis Ave
E 156th St Eagle Ave
Cauldwell Ave
E 170th St Fulton Ave
Franklin Ave
Prospect Ave E 176th St
E 175th St
W 231st St Sedgwick Ave
Dead End

Brooklyn:

Approved Outdoor Learning - Streets Location
From
To
14th St 8th Ave
Prospect Park West
17th St 7th Ave
8th Ave
18th St 6th Ave
7th Ave
1st Pl Smith St
Court St
29th St 4th Ave
5th Ave
37th St 4th Ave
5th Ave
43rd St 3rd Ave
4th Ave
53rd St 21 Ave
20 Ave
59th St 5th Ave
6th Ave
62nd St 9th Ave
Ft Hamilton Pkwy
67th St 3rd Ave
4th Ave
7th St 8th Ave
Prospect Park West
85th St Narrows Ave
Colonial Rd
8th St 7th Ave
6th Ave
Aitken Pl Sidney Pl
Clinton St
Ashford St Atlantic Ave
Fulton St
Baltic St Henry St
Clinton St
Brighton 4th Rd Brighton 4th St
Brighton 6th St
Butler St Gregory Pl
4th Ave
Carroll St 6th Ave
7th Ave
Coles St Henry St
Dead End
Dean St Court St
Boerum Pl
Dock St Front St
Water St
Downing St Gates Ave
Putnam Ave
E 17th St Ave J
Ave I
E 41st St 3rd Ave
4th Ave
E 69th St Ave U
Veteran's Ave
E 7th St Caton Ave
Kermit Pl
Eckford St Norman Ave
Meserole Ave
Gregory Pl Butler St
Baltic St
Harman St Myrtle Ave
Wilson Ave
Hart St Lewis Ave
Marcus Garvey Blvd
Havemeyer St N 6th St
N 7th St
Jefferson Ave Claver Pl
Franklin Ave
Legion St East New York Ave
Pitkin Ave
Lincoln Pl 7th Ave
8th Ave
Livingston St Court St
Clinton St
Love Ln Hicks St
Henry St
Pacific St Clinton Ave
Henry St
Pacific St Hoyt St
Smith St
Poplar St Hicks St
Henry St
Rapelye St Hicks St
Henry St
Remsen St Clinton St
Henry St
Ridge Blvd 82nd St
81st St
S 1st St Berry St
Wythe Ave
Sanford St Willoughby Ave
Dead End
Scholes St Graham Ave
Manhattan Ave
Sherman St 11th Ave
Terrace Pl
St Marks Ave Classon Ave
Grand Ave
Sullivan St Van Brunt
Richards St
Summit St Henry St
Hicks St
Underhill Ave St. Marks Ave
Bergen St
Waverly Ave Green Ave
Gates Ave
Webster Ave Ocean Pkwy
Seton Pl
Whitwell Pl Carroll St
1st St
Wolcott St Conover St
Ferris St

Manhattan:

Approved Outdoor Learning - Streets Location
From
To
173rd St Broadway
Ft Washington Ave
186th St Amsterdam Ave
Audubon Ave
187th St Amsterdam Ave
Audubon Ave
Barrow St Hudson St
Greenwich St
Bedford St Christopher St
Grove St
Bennett Ave W 186th St
W 184th ST
Cooper St Academy St
W 204th St
Cooper St W 207th St
Isham St
E 10th St Broadway
4th Ave
E 104th St 5th Ave
Madison Ave
E 119th St Pleasant Ave
Dead End
E 16th St 3rd Ave
Rutherford Pl
E 19th St 1st Ave
2nd Ave
E 21st St Gramercy Park West
Park Ave
E 4th St 1st Ave
Ave A
E 73rd St Lexington Ave
Park Ave
E 76th St 2nd Ave
3rd Ave
E 78th St Madison Ave
Park Ave
E 81st St Park Ave
Madison Ave
E 84th St East End Ave
York Ave
E 91st St Madison Ave
5th Ave
E 92nd St Park Ave
Madison Ave
E 93rd St Madison Ave
Park Ave
E 95th St Madison Ave
Park Ave
Gracie Sq East End Ave
Dead End
Gramercy Park East E 20th St
E 21th St
Horatio St Washington Ave
Greenwich St
Mangin St Stanton St
Houston St
Nassau St Wall St
Pine St
Rutherford Pl E 15th St
E 17th St
Staple St Jay St
Duane St
W 100th St Broadway
West End Ave
W 105th St Amsterdam Ave
Columbus Ave
W 112th St Riverside Dr
Broadway
W 115th St Lenox Ave
St Nicholas Ave
W 12th St 6th Ave
5th Ave
W 120th St Morningside Ave
Manhattan Ave
W 123rd St Malcolm X Blvd
Mount Morris Park West
W 142nd St Chisum Pl
5th Ave
W 16th St 6th Ave
7th Ave
W 186th St Wadsworth Ave
St Nicholas Ave
W 44th St 10th Ave
11th Ave
W 74th St Columbus Ave
Central Park West
W 75th St West End Ave
Riverside Dr
W 76th St Central Park West
Columbus Ave
W 78th St Columbus Ave
Amsterdam Ave
W 80th St Amsterdam Ave
Columbus Ave
W 84thSt Central Park West
Columbus Ave
W 85th St Amsterdam Ave
Columbus Ave
W 88th St Columbus Ave
Central Park W
W 89th St Central Park W
Columbus Ave
W 91st St West End Ave
Riverside Dr
W 92nd St West End Ave
Riverside Dr
Water St Peck Sl
Beekman St
West End Ave W 95th St
W 96th St

Queens:

Approved Outdoor Learning - Streets Location
From
To
125th St Metropolitan Ave
85th Ave
152nd St 84th Dr
84th Rd
155th St 65th Ave
Dead End
160th St 76th Rd
77th Ave
218th St 136th Ave
137th Ave
34th Ave 82nd St
83rd St
34th Ave 69th St
70th St
37th St Broadway
31st Ave
39th Ave 104th St
108th St
42nd Ave 201st St
Francis Lewis Blvd
78th Ave Parsons Blvd
160th St
78th St 34th Ave
Northern Blvd
83rd Ave Abingdon Rd
Metropolitan Ave
83rd Dr Kew Gardens Rd
Talbot St
84th St 77th Ave
78th Ave
89th Ave 102nd St
Dead End
91st St 48th Ave
50th Ave
97th Pl 43rd Ave
44th Ave
97th St Astoria Blvd
30th Ave
Catalpa Ave Woodward Ave
Onderdonk Ave

Staten Island:

Approved Outdoor Learning - Streets Location
From
To
Academy Ave Yetman Ave
Dead End
Hooker Pl Trantor Pl
Dead End

Contact NYC DOT

If you have general questions or feedback on the Outdoor Learning - Streets program, please submit to NYC DOT online.