Bratton made the suggestion in the wake of growing complaints about topless, body painted women and aggressive costumed characters seeking tips for photos.
New York City’s police commissioner has a solution for the harassment and nuisance problems plaguing Times Square.
City Department of Transportation officials said the move was in an effort to alleviate heavy flows of foot traffic around the transportation hub.
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop set up a piano this week in the new Newark Avenue pedestrian plaza, but it almost ended up getting hauled away by the garbage men.
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.
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.
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.