Award–winning journalist Andrea Bernstein is the Metro Editor for WNYC News. She has previously served as Political Director, Director of Transportation Nation, and Senior Reporter.
Two months ago, despite loud opposition from cabbies and some motorists, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the permanent closure of parts of Broadway to automobiles. The pedestrian plazas that were created as result are a blank slate -- and the city has issued an RFP for designs. That contest is closed - but WNYC is hosting it's own (though not for people who've submitted to the DOT. Learn how here.
Listen to Andrea Bernstein's interview with Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance: