The Street Seats program is an opportunity for ground-floor businesses to install Street Seats – small, seasonal, temporary public spaces installed against the curb in front of their establishments (see photo, below).
Street Seat in front of Ecopolis, Brooklyn (2011)
The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) accepts applications for Street Seats throughout the year, but it’s important to move your application forward now: it will start getting warm soon (believe it or not!), and you don’t want to miss out on good weather. Also, you have to get on your community board’s agenda as soon as possible. If you’re interested in setting up a Street Seat, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you know of a business that might be interested in Street Seats, please forward this information.
More information about the application process, along with a full list of technical criteria and design guidelines, is available at www.nyc.gov/streetseats.