Happy Memorial Day Weekend

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Broad Street looking north from Exchange Place

Remove cars from a New York City street, even just for security reasons, and civil society flourishes in their place. On Broad Steet traffic has been restricted in front of the New York Stock Exchange since September 11, 2001. Special pavement, tables, chairs and benches have turned a dull and commonplace automobile-movement-and-storage zone into what amounts to a public park, a kind of a permanent parking spot squat for Wall Street.

Happy Memorial Day weekend from Streetsblog. If you’re driving out of town, consider paying down your carbon debt with a solar-powered barbecue — just make sure to wear sunscreen while you’re using it. See you Tuesday

  • Thanks AD – I passed this spot the other day and had the same thought. Bond traders for livable streets.

    I hope everyone will take a moment on Monday to remember that Memorial day is a day of rememberance for our fallen soldiers. Last year I lost a dear friend, Capt. John J. McKenna IV, to the war in Iraq.

    The connection to Streetsblog: Last weekend I attended the street naming of East 2nd Street on the block he grew up on. It was a great tribute to a great friend.

  • Muqaddaskhan61

    very good city i wish i would there

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