Vanderbilt Green Market

To Whom It May Concern:

I am the owner of the Vanderbilt Green Market located at 657 Vanderbilt Avenue.

I’m writing to encourage you not to continue the Vanderbilt Avenue Open Streets Initiative in 2024.

My small business depends on weekend business. Most of my clients come by car from other parts of Brooklyn. However, every weekend that Open Streets is in effect and Vanderbilt Avenue is closed, our customers are unable to reach us and as a result, our business has decreased to almost nothing. Similarly our elderly clients are also unable to access us during these times.

While some restaurants may benefit from this Initiative, other small business like mine, have been detrimentally impacted.

I strongly urge you to take whatever steps are needed to eliminate the Vanderbilt Open Streets Initiative in the future.

Vanderbilt Green Market
657 Vanderbilt Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238