pedestrian plazas

Topless women are painted in Times Square. (Credit: CBS2)

De Blasio: No Decision Made On Times Square Pedestrian Plazas

The mayor promised that the task force will examine the safety ramifications and crowed, “I think what we’ve done with Vision Zero is beyond what any previous administration has done.”

08/25/2015

The runners of the New York City Marathon pass through Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY - Nov 1, 2009 - Photo: Afton Almaraz/Getty Images

Report: Pedestrian Street Plazas, More Bike Parking Coming To Williamsburg

Pedestrian plazas and expanded bike parking are coming to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, according to a published report.

04/14/2013

Measuring The Street

City-Sponsored Study Touts Benefits Of Pedestrian Plazas, Bike Lanes

A newly-released study has indicated that pedestrian plazas and protected bike lanes in New York City have been good news for local business, and for public safety.

CBS New York–10/24/2012

A sign indicating the smoking ban in Battery Park - New York, NY - May 23, 2011 (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

New York City Says Park Smoking Ban Is Working

“Smoking in parks is now down two-thirds and we now have less litter at our beaches and playgrounds,” Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley told.

05/27/2012

A sign for the proposed pedestrian plaza in Dorman Square. (Credit: CBS 2)

Potential Pedestrian Plaza In Midwood Being Met With Resistance

At Dorman Square in Midwood, Brooklyn, the Department of Transportation wants to shut down a one-block stretch of Elm Avenue and a create a pedestrian plaza, like the one in Clinton Hill, where the DOT kicked out cars and installed cafe tables and chairs.

04/25/2012