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Eyes on the Street: More Room to Walk Near Penn Station

Colorful new sidewalk extension along 32nd Street near Penn Station. pic.twitter.com/PLxiiMa0L8

— Tri-State (@Tri_State) July 21, 2015

Temporary sidewalk extensions are in on 32nd Street near Penn Station.

As Streetsblog reported in June, this is one element of a larger effort, spearheaded by Vornado Realty Trust in partnership with the city, to make more room for people walking in the area. The three-month pilot project also includes a pedestrian plaza on 33rd Street between Seventh Avenue and the Madison Square Garden loading docks.

If they prove popular, Vornado, which owns a lot of properties nearby, may look to make the changes permanent.

Temporary pedestrianization of 32nd near Penn Station! Looks great! @transalt @StreetsblogNYC @miller_stephen pic.twitter.com/qPRfOrRRwS

— Thomas DeVito (@PedestrianTom) July 20, 2015

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