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.
"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