What’s Open, Closed & Brunchy On New Year’s Day


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Have a fun, joyous, and safe New Year’s Eve everybody! And when you wake up tomorrow hoping for a big plate of pancakes, a bottle of painkillers, or your mail to be delivered, here’s what you’ll need to know about what’s open, closed, or running on a different schedule:

Government Offices, Parking, and Sanitation

Government offices, including the Department of Motor Vehicles, are closed. Courts are also closed. There is no mail delivery.

Public schools are closed for winter break, and will reopen on Thursday, January 2.

On Wednesday, January 1, alternate side parking is suspended. You don’t need to pay parking meters. No stopping, no standing and no parking regulations are suspended except where those regulations are in effect seven days a week or at all times.

There is no garbage or recycling pick-up. If Wednesday is your regular garbage or recycling collection day, put your items out after 4pm Wednesday evening.

Subways and Buses

New York City subways and buses and the Staten Island railway will operate on a Sunday schedule (which means no B train), with longer waits on some bus routes on January 1. For NYE travel info, see this post.


All branches of the Brooklyn Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, January 1.


Both the Prospect Park (357 9th St) and Armory (361 15th St) YMCA will be open on New Year’s Eve, but only from 7am-3pm. But good news for all those with fitness resolutions — they will be open on January 1 from 8am-8pm.


Key Food (493 5th Ave): Regular hours (24 hours) on New Year’s Eve and Day
Park Slope Food Coop (782 Union St): 8am-5pm NYE, 10:30am-5pm New Year’s Day
Whole Foods (214 3rd St): 7am-9pm NYE, 9am-10pm New Year’s Day

Brunch Options

Aperitivo (279 5th Ave): 11am-4pm
Benchmark (339 2nd St): 10am-3pm
Bogota Latin Bistro (141 5th Ave): 10am-4pm
Dizzy’s (511 9th St & 230 5th Ave): 8am-4pm
Pork Slope (247 5th Ave): 11am-3pm
Miriam (79 5th Ave): 10am-4pm
Rose Water (787 Union St): 10am-4pm
Sheep Station (149 4th Ave): 10am-4pm
Stone Park Cafe (324 5th Ave): 10am-3:30pm

Any other places you know about that’ll be open? Let us know in the comments. And have a wonderful holiday everyone!

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