Courtesy of Christine Berthet of CHEKPEDS, here are photos of what could be Manhattan’s newest public space, a pocket park on Dyer Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen. This plaza, conceived by area residents, occupies a sliver of traffic island on Dyer between 34th and 35th Streets, near the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel. The space was […]
The Ninth Avenue Renaissance project continues to evolve into the most thorough and impressive community-driven Livable Streets effort currently underway in New York City (the Gansevoort Project runs a close second). Following up on a design workshop facilitated by Project for Public Spaces in January, Ninth Avenue Renaissance has launched a survey that allows you […]
Hell’s Kitchen Miracle TicketA Clarence Eckerson Street FilmRunning time: 1:13 – 3.59 MB, QuickTime Since we’ve been talking about traffic enforcement (or lack thereof), here is a quick Street Film that touches on the topic as well. In 2005, TOPP Founder and Executive Director Mark Gorton toured 9th Avenue with Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood Association’s Christine Berthet to check out […]
A few readers have written in asking about the disappearing pedestrian islands on Ninth Avenue in Hell's Kitchen. The concrete islands next to the bike lane shorten crossing distances and slow drivers turning onto Ninth Avenue. A few weeks ago, the city started tearing them out.