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Articles about "NYC Pedestrian Plazas"
Walking the Walk: More Walkability, More Money
August 11, 2016
Everyone intuitively understands the appeal of living in a walkable area, but how much is walkability worth exactly? A new study sheds some light on the question.Read More
Janette Sadik-Khan: A Familiar Face in the Crowd
July 15, 2013
When thinking of New York City, some of the first things that come to mind are back-to-back traffic, blaring horns, and screaming cabbies. These chaotic street scenes are merely the blood pumping through the city’s veins, congestion that is the bane of our existence yet rests in a fond place in our hearts whenever we venture out to the suburbs. While there’s never going to be anything close to a relaxed, orderly flow of traffic, Janette Sadik-Khan has been assigned the thankless task of taming it all for the past six years, and somehow has kept her cool in a city known for its road rage.Read More
Department of Transportation Unveils "6 1/2 Avenue"
July 16, 2012
London has a Platform 9 and ¾. Now New York City has 6 ½ Avenue. From 51st Street to 57th Street—between, obviously, 6th and 7th Avenues—a string of several pedestrian sidewalks is now being categorized under this new name. Apartment residents of Midtown West will now see off-green signs announcing “6 ½ Avenue” along the pedestrian crosswalk. Even Google Maps has already christened as such.Read More
Vanderbilt Avenue Conversion Generates Controversy
July 10, 2012
Vanderbilt Avenue, resting comfortably next to Grand Central terminal in Midtown East, could very well soon become another pedestrian plaza in Manhattan. The plan to reconstruct Vanderbilt Avenue is part of an effort to further modernize Midtown East into a modern business district and source of jobs in Manhattan. On the one hand, many city officials (including Mayor Michael Bloomberg himself) approve of the plan as a way to boost Midtown East’s popularity and to give pedestrians more space in the area. However, many residents in the area feel unease at the potential negative effects that may be brought about as a result.Read More