NYC Mayor Unveils Pedestrian Plaza in Time Square Before New Year’s Events

Excerpt from New York Daily News

Dec 24, 2013 7:00 am

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Making Times Square more pedestrian-friendly is one of many transportation initiatives undertaken by Bloomberg over the last 12 years, and one that incoming Mayor DiBlasio will have a tough time removing.

— Samantha Shankman

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Four years after closing the “Crossroads of the World” to cars, Mayor Bloomberg cut the ribbon Monday on the first chunk of a permanent pedestrian plaza at Times Square.

Bloomberg unveiled a 30,000 square foot space on Broadway where the once-busy street has been replaced with granite stones for pedestrians to stroll on, and granite benches will soon be added.

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