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Friends Granted Play Street Along Rutherford Place!
On Wednesday, September 5, Friends — in coordination with the NYC Department of Health and the NYC Department of Transportation — will be opening a School Play Street along the southern end of Rutherford Place between East 16th and East 15th Streets, directly adjacent to the school. Play Streets provide a safe area for school students to participate in recreational and fitness activities during the day.
How does the Play Street impact pick up and drop off?
The street will close at 7:45 AM in order to prepare for students, please do not park on Rutherford Place between 16th & 15th Street.
Parents will still be able to drive down 16th Street and drop off in front of school.
You can continue to make a left on 16th Street and head north towards 17th Street.
Buses will continue to drop off each morning in front of school and pick up at dismissal on 15th Street.
Middle and Upper School dismissal will continue on 15th Street.
Lower School pickup will continue on 16th Street.
Car pool or use public transportation as much as possible in order to ease congestion.
A few points of information about the School Play Street and its use:
The southern end of Rutherford Place between 16th and 15th Streets (the location of the Play Street) is an existing No Parking/No Standing Zone.
The hours when the Play Street will be in open are 8 AM – 5 PM, Monday to Friday.
The Play Street will be open for approximately 170 days between September 2018 and mid-June 2019. It will not be open on weekends nor on holidays.
Students will be supervised at all times. Additional security has been hired.
Pedestrians will still be able to walk along the sidewalks when the Play Street is open, however the street will be closed to vehicular traffic.
Access and egress to Stuyvesant Square Park will not be impacted by the Play Street.
Friends will clean the southern end of Rutherford Place twice (2X) daily – once before 8 AM and once at 5 PM.