Janette Sadik-Khan Talks Broadway With Brian Lehrer

The NYCDOT commish is about to go on air with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer — at this very instant — to discuss the city’s plans for a pedestrianized Broadway. Unfortunately I’m without radio at the moment. Feel free to supply running commentary.

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