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Pedestrians have been left frustrated by a major construction project in Times Square. (Credit: CBS 2)

Times Square Revitalization Project Taking Toll On New Yorkers

Three of five pedestrian plazas in Times Square are currently under construction as part of a three-year, $40 million effort by the city to revitalize the urban space.

06/25/2014

Construction equipment in Times Square (credit: CBS 2)

Bloomberg Unveils Redesign Of Times Square Pedestrian Plaza

Part of the Crossroads of the World is undergoing a three-year, $40 million makeover in an effort to make the area more pedestrian friendly.

12/23/2013

Freeman Plaza West (credti: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

New Pedestrian Plaza Unveiled Near Holland Tunnel

Freeman Plaza West — located on Hudson Street between Broome and Watts streets — has been furnished with bistro-style tables, umbrellas and chairs.

05/16/2013

A police car is seen in a pedestrian plaza at Times Square - New York, NY - Oct 5, 2010 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Touts Times Square Air Quality, With President Clinton In Tow

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.

04/13/2011

Times Square (credit: AFP PHOTO/Stan Honda)

NYC Considering Table Service In Times Square

New Yorkers and tourists may soon be able to wine and dine at the Broadway pedestrian plazas.

03/30/2011

A dancer shakes hands with children during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade November 25, 2010 in New York (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Gets New Route For 2012

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City will be moved from Seventh to Sixth Avenue next year.

03/08/2011

West 34th Street - New York, NY - Mar 3, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Bloomberg Administration Revising Traffic, Pedestrian Mall Plan For 34th Street

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.

03/03/2011

Parking Meter (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Council Proposal: Agents, Prove Traffic Tickets Are Legit

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.

02/15/2011

34th Street

City’s Proposal For 34th Street Has Residents Upset

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.

12/06/2010