Short-Term Concessions

Short-Term Concession Permits

Short-Term Concession Permits provide an opportunity for a concessionaire to conduct revenue generating activity in NYC DOT Public Spaces, including Open Streets and Plazas, for up to 29 days within a 365-day period. Short-Term Concessionaires in NYC DOT Public Spaces are often required to provide maintenance services during their hours of operation in lieu of a fee.

For more information and to apply for a Short-Term Concession Permit, please click the links below: Short-Term Concession Opportunity Info Sheet (pdf) Short-Term Concession Interest Form (Surveymonkey)

For any other questions, please email:

People shopping and sitting outside at Brooklyn Flea Market in DUMBO Plaza, Brooklyn, NY.
Brooklyn Flea Short-Term Concession at DUMBO Plaza, Brooklyn

Available Locations for Short-Term Concessions:

Short-Term Concessions are applicable to most NYC DOT Plazas and Open Streets. Priority consideration is given to proposals for concessions in High- and Medium- Need plazas that are part of the OneNYC Plaza Equity Program and Open Streets that fall within NYC DOT Priority Investment areas as identified in the NYC Streets Plan.

Types of Short-Term Concessions:

Successful Short-Term Concessions come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, from tent and table style food markets, to sales of general merchandise, arts and crafts, and ticketed events. In 2021, NYC DOT hosted 296 event days of concession activity at a wide variety of public spaces while supporting local small businesses and nonprofits. Below are some examples of Short-Term Concessions in action.

People shop at GrowNYC Farmer’s Market at Myrtle-Wyckoff Plaza in Ridgewood/Bushwick, Brooklyn/Queens
GrowNYC Green Market at Myrtle-Wyckoff Plaza in Ridgewood/Bushwick, Brooklyn/Queens.
People gather in Fordham Plaza, Bronx for the Bronx Night Market
Bronx Night Market at Fordham Plaza, Bronx
People listen to music and eat food at DUMBO Plaza
American at DUMBO Archway, DUMBO, Brooklyn
People gather to watch a play on West 13th Street in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan.
Seven Deadly Sins on the W.13th Street Open Street, Meatpacking, Manhattan