blockitecture leaderboard

'Pop-Up' Cafes Heading to New York City

The City of New York has announced plans to allow restaurants to edge into the street to use parking spots for outdoor seating and patios.

These "pop-up" cafes will be part of a two-year pilot program and up to 12 of them could begin to be installed in 2011.

"Participating restaurants will have to hire an architect to design the spaces, but the DOT will help with safety measures in the roadway.

Considering how incensed New York drivers can get when their parking spaces are tampered with, this is pretty radical stuff. But this is a DOT that has calmly and steadily moved forward to reclaim space for pedestrians from automobiles, no matter how loud the shouting."

Full Story: Cafés will be popping up on the streets of New York

Comments

building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.
$25
Red necktie with map of Boston

For dads and grads: tie one on to celebrate your city!

Choose from over 20 styles imprinted with detailed city or transit maps.
$44.95
Woman wearing city map tote bag

City Shoulder Totes - New Cities Added!

Durable CityFabric© shoulder tote bags available from 9 different cities.
$22.00
Wood necklace with city map

City Necklaces

These sweet pendants are engraved on a cedar charm with a mini map of selected cities. The perfect gift for friends and family or yourself!
$28.00