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De Blasio’s unenforced ‘open streets’ causing neighborhood tension

It’s open season on the city’s “open streets.”Drivers across town are brazenly tossing aside street-blocking barriers set up as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to provide outdoor recreation space amid the coronavirus pandemic.Frustrated New Yorkers told The Post they’ve had to take enforcement of the street closures into their own hands as motorists flaunt the program — and that it has even sparked tug-of-wars between neighbors.“Within the first week it was clear that some neighbors did not like the impediment of the open street barrier, so they would just take it down,” Noel Hidalgo, of Greenpoint, said of the traffic clot on Russell Street between Nassau Avenue and Driggs Avenue.“It’s been a war of attrition, to the point that yesterday the remaining twigs of one wooden blue barrier were pulverized by a driver.”

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