Lo! The city has finally revealed its plans to clean up the traffic snafu that is Astor Place and Cooper Square. Last night, the Department of Design and Construction met with Village locals to present the . Basically what’s going to happen is that Astor Place will become better for pedestrians and those awful stormwater gulleys will be gone. It involves a lot of plazas. Here’s a brief recap of the reconstructions:
So psyched for all the plazas! Now we’ll be able to literally spend whole days walking from plaza to plaza, plaza-ing our plazas in plaza. How much is this stuff going to cost, we wonder? For some reason that detail is hard to find. We’ve got a call in to the Department of Transportation and will update if we hear more.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 22, 2011