Exciting news from Chairup.com! We are thrilled to announce that our innovative Modstreet/Chair Up Parklet has been selected by the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Mayor's Office, and NYC Small Business Services (SBS) as one of two featured parklets at a recent press event. Our first installation, completed at Fabrika in Queens, marks a significant milestone in our journey to enhance outdoor dining spaces across New York City.

A Landmark Installation at Fabrika

Last Monday, we proudly installed our first parklet at Fabrika in Queens. This installation not only showcases the versatility and aesthetic appeal of our modular design but also signifies our commitment to creating vibrant, safe, and enjoyable outdoor dining environments. We invite you to visit Fabrika and see our product in action.

The ModStreet/ChairUp installation at Fabrika is built using a steel framing system, overhead covering, and a narrow barrier with a tight mesh infill panel, which provides increased space for seating — a great feature for this small restaurant frontage!”- as quoted in Nyc.gov DOT press release

District 6 Funding Opportunities

If your restaurant is located within District 6, you have a unique opportunity to apply for funding from the DOT. A total of 60 restaurants will be chosen to receive full funding for the installation of our parklets. Check the map below to see if you are in District 6 and apply today to take advantage of this incredible opportunity.

Apply for Funding: If you are in District 6, apply for funding from the DOT here.

Not in District 6? Contact Your Congressman!

If your restaurant falls outside of District 6, we encourage you to reach out to your local representative. Express your interest in obtaining similar funding and support for outdoor dining structures in your area.

Keep Your Parklet Up: Apply for an Extension by August 3rd

If you currently have a street structure, it's crucial to apply for an extension by August 3rd. Applying allows you to keep your existing setup during the processing period and for 30 days after the decision, potentially extending your use through the end of summer.

Important Information:

  • Application Fee: The fee to apply is approximately $1050. This is a worthwhile investment to ensure your parklet remains operational through the peak outdoor dining season.
  • No Immediate Decisions Needed: You don't need to finalize your materials or structure details when applying. Only a proposed site plan is required.
  • Need Help? If you need assistance with the application, Chairup is here to help. We can connect you with an expeditor to streamline the process.

Take Action Today

  • Apply for Funding: If you are in District 6, apply for funding from the DOT here.
  • Email Your Congressman: If you're outside District 6, find and email your congressman to express your interest.
  • Apply for Extension: Ensure your parklet remains up after August 3rd by applying now.

Why Choose Chairup's Modstreet Parklet?

  • Versatility: Our parklets are designed to adapt to various street configurations, making them suitable for any urban setting.
  • Safety and Durability: Constructed with heavy-duty steel, our modular Parklet ensure safety and longevity.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: Enhance the visual charm of your outdoor dining area with our stylish and functional designs.
  • Sustainability: Our eco-friendly materials support sustainable urban development.


Chairup is proud to be part of this exclusive initiative to enhance outdoor dining spaces. We are here to support you through every step of this process. For any questions or assistance with your application, feel free to contact us.

Thank you for being a valued part of our community. Together, we can create vibrant, enjoyable, and sustainable outdoor dining experiences.