Public Plaza Concessions

Short-Term Concessions

NYC DOT may enter into a concession agreement for the use of pedestrian plazas for outdoor commercial activities for up to 119 days, per Mayoral Emergency Executive Order (EO) #183, and any subsequent orders. This opportunity is set to expire on September 30, 2021, however concessions may extend beyond this date.

NYC is seeking businesses to operate a short-term concession in a public plaza.

Concession activities in the plaza can include a broad range of commercial activity from sales of general merchandise, crafts, specialty goods, food, and beverages to ticketed cultural and fitness activities. These concessions may be hosted in designated public plazas for up to 119 days, under a concession agreement with NYC DOT and the Concessionaire. In lieu of a fee, Concessionaires must provide maintenance services to the plaza.

Please note: Plaza Partners are not party to the agreement between the Concessionaire and NYC DOT, and may not derive revenue from this agreement. Plaza Partners are involved in coordinating and scheduling of the concession activity.

Interested Concessionaires must apply no less than 30 days prior to the first date of proposed operations.

Short-Term Concessions Information Sheet (pdf) Short-Term Concessions Interest Form (Surveymonkey) For any other questions, please email: plazas@dot.nyc.gov

Available Locations for Short-Term Markets:

Location
Borough
Size (square feet)
On Street
Cross Street 1
Cross Street 2
Fordham Plaza Bronx 86,500 Park Avenue East 189th Street Third Avenue
Parkside Plaza Brooklyn 7,100 Parkside Avenue Ocean Avenue Parkside Avenue
New Lots Plaza Brooklyn 3,100 Ashford St Livonia Avenue New Lots Avenue
Knickerbocker Plaza Brooklyn 5,400 Myrtle Avenue Knickerbocker Ave Greene Avenue
Myrtle-Wyckoff Plaza Brooklyn/Queens 27,500 Wyckoff Avenue Myrtle Avenue Gates Avenue
Forsyth Plaza Manhattan 30,000 Forsyth Street Canal Street Division Street
Municipal Plaza Manhattan 17,300 Centre Street Worth Street
Diversity Plaza (southern block only) Queens 7,800 37th Road Broadway Roosevelt Avenue
Liberty Plaza Queens 3,200 101st Street Forbell Street Drew Street
Beach 20th Plaza Queens 9,400 Beach 20th St Beach 21st St Mott Avenue
** Additional plazas may be available upon request.

Short-Term Concession Examples:

On a sunny day, people stroll through a pedestrian plaza located below the Manhattan Bridge. Pop-up tents are set up where vendors sell items like clothing.
Pearl-Archway Plaza in Brooklyn, hosted by Brooklyn Flea
At an outdoor market, a vendor stands under a tent selling handmade soap to two children wearing Halloween costumes.
Fordham Plaza in the Bronx, hosted by Bronx Night Market

29-Day Concession Permits

29-Day Concession permits are available for select Open Streets. To learn more you may review the 29-Day Concession Opportunity Info Sheet or submit an interest form below.

Interested Concessionaires should apply no less than 45 days prior to the first date of proposed operations.

29-Day Concession Opportunity Info Sheet (pdf) 29-Day Concession Interest Form (Surveymonkey) For any other questions, please email: plazas@dot.nyc.gov