Friday, October 9, 2015

Sidewalks as Public Spaces

Sometimes there are blocks in a neighborhood that are "dead" space, with nothing of interest. Here's one at 77th St and Columbus Ave


The Columbus Ave  BID transformed it into a street park.


 Cost $100,000.  link

There are other dead streets throughout the city that could also be made over like this...

  At 36th Street and 10th Avenue this dead street falls in the Hudson Yards/Hells Kitchen Bid territory

18th Street and 7th Avenue dead street

Live streets can become parks too, as thet did at FIT on 27th st between 7th and 8th avenues

 Comfortable seats, soothing greenery and shade can be found in front of various Fashion Institute of Technology halls (W. 27 St., btw. Seventh & Eighth Aves.).