Sunday, September 27, 2009

Green Light for Midtown

Herald Square on Broadway

For those of you who live, work, and shop in the 34th Street district, you have most likely experienced those pedestrianized stretches of Broadway along Herald Square (left, in front of Macy's), or down south along Greeley Square.

Now New York City's Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) wants to hear from you about it all: the new roadway design, traffic issues, programming, and the pedestrian experience. If you've got something to say or you want to learn more about this program, drop by the 34th Street community gig, Green Light for Midtown Public Input Workshop, held on Monday, October 5, 2009, from 6pm-8pm at the New Yorker Hotel.

The Hey Ya Brothers working their magic in front of Macy's Herald Square on Broadway.

Why am I getting the word out about this? Along with NYC DOT, my company, the 34th Street Partnership, manages the spaces from 36th Street through Herald Square and down along Greeley Square. So we, too, are curious as to what you think and want the neighborhood's input.

Hoop dancers enjoying free class held by Fitnotic. Supposedly this is great for post-maternity body shaping, but I was never much of a hula-hooper.

Hope to see you there. Unless I'm in labor, and then you'll have to tell me all about it later.

34th Street's Green Light for Midtown Public Input Workshop
Monday, October 5, 2009
6pm - 8pm at the New Yorker Hotel
481 Eighth Avenue at 34th Street
Crystal Ballroom, 2nd floor


39th and Broadway said...

Personally I love all the new spaces. The tables and chairs for lunch are fantastic. It also keeps the whole area much calmer, I know that sounds weird but less honking really makes a difference. My only wish is that it could be extended to the length between Herald Square and Times Square!

Tricia said...

Agreed, how amazing would that be?