More Meatpacking Plaza Construction Photos

More shots of the street redesign project underway just north of 14th Street at Ninth Avenue:

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Photos: Clarence Eckerson, Mike Epstein

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Eyes on the Street: Gansevoort Plaza Open for Business (Updated)

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The view of Gansevoort Plaza looking west. Less than a month ago, the Meatpacking District’s Gansevoort Plaza was a chaotic free-for-all for vehicles. Today it sports a large pedestrian space lined with planters and bollards. The Open Planning Project’s Lily Bernheimer snapped these photos showing the new seating and street furniture in action, two weeks […]

Eyes on the Street: Get Ready for the New Gansevoort

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The view of Gansevoort Plaza looking west. The area to the right of the construction barrels will be set aside for pedestrian use. Looks like the Meatpacking District is about to receive its livable streets makeover. The Open Planning Project’s Lily Bernheimer snapped these shots of Gansevoort Plaza earlier today. The orange barrels and dashed […]

The New Gansevoort: Pedestrian Godsend, Nightclubber Nuisance

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A DOT team received a mix of gratitude and derision at Tuesday’s public forum about recent pedestrian improvements in the Meatpacking District, which attracted an audience of about 100 people to the Housing Works offices on West 13th Street. It was an interesting window onto the competing interests now vying to shape what has been, […]

Meat Market Plaza is Open for Business

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The interim redesign of Ninth Avenue and 14th Street is done. Tables, chairs, planters and some of those giant granite blocks from DOT’s Bridges Division have been set out as multipurpose bollard-bench-tables atop a gravelly, earth-tone pavement surface.  What was very recently one of the longest and most hectic pedestrian crossings in Manhattan, and no […]

Visualizing a Car-Free Bedford Avenue

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Emil Choski has given his Car-Free Bedford Avenue project a serious face lift. The 22-year-old freelance graphic designer and community organizer’s new web site includes a three dimensional “flyby” visualization accompanied by some very un-Williamsburgy classical music. With apologies to the Meatpacking District and Ninth Avenue, Emil’s project has to be my favorite grassroots livable […]

Streetfilm: The Transformation of Meat Market Plaza

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The past few weeks, we’ve kept an eye on the rapid progress of Gansevoort Plaza in the Meatpacking District. Lest we forget about its slightly older neighbor to the north, Meat Market Plaza, Streetfilms’ Clarence Eckerson, Jr. cut together this short video capturing the site (Ninth Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets) before, during, and […]