Pedestrian Plaza

DOT Pitches Permanent Doyers Street Pedestrian Plaza

Posted June 9, 2022 at 5:18 am

The Department of Transportation presented its proposal for converting Doyers Street into a permanent pedestrian plaza this week at CB3’s transportation subcommittee meeting. The plan includes provisions for an 85-foot loading zone for deliveries and parking along Bowery between Doyers and Mott Streets, shortening the crossing distance across the Bowery, and pedestrian accoutrements such as […]

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Doyers Street Might Close to Traffic for Pedestrian Plaza

Posted May 31, 2022 at 5:02 am

The Bloody Angle is further de-fanged. There is finally a little transparency about why Doyers Street has been closed beyond the “Open Streets” season. (Only reopening during after-hours.) The powers that be want it shut permanently to all vehicular traffic. Months after accusations over lack of community outreach or input in closing the angular street […]

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Skaters Take Division Street

Posted June 14, 2019 at 5:08 am

Whenever a pedestrian plaza is created on the Lower East Side, the skateboarders are never too far behind. The longtime free space on Delancey Street near Norfolk is case in point, where groups of skaters are often seen practicing tricks. The same occurs down on Division Street at the confluence of Canal. This, too, has […]

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Doyers Street Pedestrian Plaza Closes the Angle to Vehicular Traffic for the Next Month

Posted September 11, 2017 at 5:02 am

Don’t expect to see many cars on Doyers Street for the next month. In the interim, the so-called “Bloody Angle” will be sealed to traffic during daytime hours to allow for temporary public space. A pedestrian plaza. It’s a page out of the local business improvment district playbook. The Chinatown Partnership shipped in the astro-turf, […]

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