City Nixes Plans for 34th Street Pedestrian Plaza

The city has scrapped a plan to build a pedestrian plaza in the middle of 34th Street.

The plan would have banned vehicles from the stretch of highly trafficked street between Herald Square and the Empire State Building.

Critics said a pedestrian-friendly plaza would increase traffic and block access to buildings.

Cars have been banned by the city from parts of Times Square, Union Square and Herald Square over the past two years.

With the Associated Press