Going Out and Open in Midtown West

May 2021

There’s no question that the past year has been a time of adjusting, adapting, and getting through hard times. But New York City has been the center of resilience and innovation and has transformed its streets and public spaces to let people walk, bike, dine, and be out and about in the city like never before. Residents of Midtown rentals at 555TEN are ideally located to take advantage of the city’s new Open Streets program and to visit the still-flourishing small businesses, safely socialize with friends and family, and enjoy the warm weather for an afternoon or evening in the neighborhood.


The Open Streets program creates both Temporary Limited Local Access and Temporary Full Closures in areas throughout the city during designated hours throughout the week. Limited Local Access limits most through traffic, while Full Closures create open streets and block all vehicle access and parking. Both programs make streets and public spaces easier for pedestrians and cyclists to navigate and allow streets to be used for outdoor dining, retail, or other programming to support the city. 555TEN residents can enjoy limited Local Access and Full Closures on nearby 46th Street or along Broadway from 36th Street to 42nd Street and 47th to 53rd Streets to the north.


The program is designed to allow residents a chance to explore the city and get out and rediscover the offerings of their neighborhoods—and beyond—throughout the city’s boroughs. 555TEN residents can rediscover or create a new morning ritual with a stroll through the streets and grab an espresso and a pastry from their local cafe. While the exclusive 555TEN dog run is still in business for four-legged friends to enjoy, a long walk exploring the sights and sounds (and new smells, for your pets) will bring an exciting change of pace. Or it may be time to take the bike and helmet out of storage for a ride through Midtown to the East River or north to Upper Manhattan that will lend a whole new perspective on the city. Residents can also opt to dine out at their favorite local Italian, tapas, or seafood spot nearby or indulge in a Michelin-star meal for a celebratory occasion, then venture over to Broadway to see the landmarks and attractions at the heart of the Theater District.


While the city continues to adapt and make its streets more open and traffic-free for everyday enjoyment, residents of 555TEN can take advantage by visiting their beloved neighborhood shops, restaurants, and sights and discovering new favorites as they explore the city anew. And if you don’t live here yet, now is also an excellent time to explore our luxury Midtown Manhattan apartments.