Streams

If you hated the lawn chairs in Times Square...

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

now you have a chance to submit your designs for the five new pedestrian plazas stretching along Broadway from 47th to 42nd Streets. New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan tells Brian Lehrer the city is launching a design competition for people who live or work in New York to design the squares pending a more permanent city installation in 2012. Designs are due by April 16, the winner gets $15,000. The request for proposals is here.

The lawn chairs were pretty widely seen as tacky, and the metal cafe tables that replaced them weren't much loved either. But even though some motorists -- especially taxi drivers -- think the closure of parts of Broadway to cars is the worst thing Mayor Bloomberg has ever done, businesses like the dollars that lingering tourists and workers bring in. By the way, we'd like to share your designs with other listeners. If you're participating in the city's RFP, or even if you're not, post your designs to our Flickr page.

Tags:

More in:

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.

Sponsored

Latest Newscast

 

 

Support

WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public

Feeds

Supported by