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NYC DOT: Public Plazas Should Be Everywhere — Not Just Manhattan

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

New York City's transportation commissioner said she wants to make sure street transformations like bike lanes and pedestrian plazas make it to all five boroughs — not just Manhattan.

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Mayor's Office Postpones the Unveiling of Ai Weiwei's 'Zodiac Heads'

Monday, May 02, 2011

Ai Weiwei had planned to be in New York City on Monday to preside over the unveiling of his work, along with Mayor Bloomberg. Ai, however, has been detained in China since early April. On Monday morning, the Mayor prepared to give remarks on Osama bin Laden's death.


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Union Square Pedestrian Plaza Unveiled Today

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation)  Crossing the streets around New York City's Union Square got a little bit easier today, with the official completion of the redesign of the sidewalks and streets surrounding the area. The neighborhood, which hosts the city's flagship Greenmarket four days a week, sees tens of thousands of visitors on a daily basis, and there have been 95 pedestrian injury crashes from 2004 to 2008. The updates include a bike line and changes to the traffic pattern, and a pedestrian plaza has been added to the east side of Broadway between 17th and 18th Streets.

Looking north on Broadway from Union Square (Kate Hinds)

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