Freeman Plaza West — located on Hudson Street between Broome and Watts streets — has been furnished with bistro-style tables, umbrellas and chairs.
Rather than budget cuts, a blizzard fiasco and the need to dump his schools chancellor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg had good news on Wednesday: he said the air is cleaner in Times Square since he banned cars.
New Yorkers and tourists may soon be able to wine and dine at the Broadway pedestrian plazas.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City will be moved from Seventh to Sixth Avenue next year.
Having turned Times Square, Union Square and Herald Square into pedestrian malls, the plan would have turned the 34th Street plaza into a large pedestrian mall, with cars and trucks banned between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
With bike lanes and pedestrian plazas popping up everywhere, drivers feel like an endangered species in New York City. But the City Council wants to change that.
A proposal by Mayor Michael Bloomberg — intended to speed up buses — would create a pedestrian plaza between Fifth and Sixth avenues, where all cars and trucks would be banned.
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