Astor Place Slated for Improvement

<p>New York's DOT is proposing a new plan to transform Astor Place from feeling like a freeway median to a pedestrian-friendly public space.</p>
July 29, 2008, 11am PDT | Tim Halbur
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"Conceptual designs were released this month, showing new plantings and uses of each of the four new public spaces.

The traffic island with the northbound No. 6 train entrance will get new seating, according to the design, which features a bench-lined path running through a new "grove of trees." The popular MudTruck concession will remain.

The island to the south of the subway island - which will be expanded across the closed portion of Astor Place - will be an 'open plaza defined by trees' with a 'focus on The Alamo sculpture.'

Thanks to Streetsblog

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Published on Monday, July 28, 2008 in The Villager
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