pedestrian plaza

Second Myrtle Avenue pedestrian plaza gets community support
Second Myrtle Avenue pedestrian plaza gets community support
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 10/21/2013 at 4:22PM

Call it the Myrtle Avenue makeover. Community Board 5 (CB5) is in favor of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) plan to transform the corner of Myrtle and 71st Avenues into a pedestrian plaza. The plan to makeover the space was almost fully accepted at the board’s most recent transportation committee meeting, except for a few [...]

Astoria passes on a proposed pedestrian plaza
Astoria passes on a proposed pedestrian plaza
News Alexa Altman 9/19/2012 at 7:23AM

Opposition by Astoria merchants pushed Community Board 1 to pass on a proposed pedestrian plaza, to the dismay of many local residents. During the group’s monthly meeting, Community Board 1 members voted 25 to 7 against the Department of Transportation (DOT) initiated venture, which would have installed a pedestrian plaza at the intersection of Newtown [...]

One day plaza met with mixed feelings
One day plaza met with mixed feelings
News Alexa Altman 8/30/2012 at 10:47AM

Walk this way, just for a day. On Saturday, August 25, the Department of Transportation (DOT) set up a temporary pedestrian plaza in Astoria, allowing residents to relax, stroll and sample their neighborhood with more open space, after locals expressed mixed feelings about the proposed piazza. DOT officials set up tables, chairs, umbrellas and planters [...]

Owners say Jackson Heights plaza hurts biz
Owners say Jackson Heights plaza hurts biz
News Billy Rennison 2/15/2012 at 4:45PM

Jackson Heights store owners say sales have been pedestrian since a new plaza opened — moving a bus stop and closing off the street to cars. The pedestrian plaza on 37th Road between 73rd Street and 74th Street, which consists of mostly South Asian businesses, opened in September of last year to create a court [...]