Via Gothamist, this van went up in flames at Madison Square at around 11 a.m. No one was hurt, apparently, though it looks like a lot of people will have to go search for an inferior lunch spot on a beautiful day.
Mayor Bloomberg and DOT Commish Janette Sadik-Khan will be officially unveiling public space improvements to Madison Square at 11:00 this morning, on 23rd St. between Broadway and Fifth Ave. If any citizen journalists will be in the area, please send us a pic if you can.
From Streetsblog regular BicyclesOnly comes this shot of construction work going on now at Madison Square. More photos here, and here is DOT’s project presentation. When complete, the renovation — one of two planned for Broadway this summer — will reclaim over 37,000 sq. ft. of public space from auto traffic.
Taking advantage of the beautiful mid-week weather, the Streetfilms crew headed over to Madison Square to find scores of New Yorkers enjoying a newly transformed public space. They also managed to catch up with the city staffers and community folks who made it happen. Writes Clarence: I’ve started to forget what an ugly nightmare that […]
If you couldn’t be at Madison Square yesterday, not to worry — Robin Urban Smith brings us the video highlights from the big bike-share press conference with Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, NYC business leaders, and progressive politicos.
For more detail on New York City’s plan to turn Broadway into pedestrian-priority street from Columbus Circle to Madison Square, here is the Department of Transportation’s presentation: View more presentations from naparstek. (tags: new york)