Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Meatpacking District

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 […]

CB 4 Wants On-Street Bike Parking for Ninth Avenue

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CHEKPEDS reports that Community Board 4 voted last week for the creation of on-street parking spots for bikes along Ninth Avenue: DOT had sent the board a list of bike racks to install on our sidewalks. After an extensive review, it became apparent that in many locations there is not enough space to accommodate both […]

Silver: “We’re Not Doing Gansevoort Today.”

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From City Room: Speaker Sheldon Silver told City Room this morning that the Assembly would not act on the proposed West Side trash transfer station near Gansevoort Street in the meatpacking district, in his latest snub of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. The station has been a priority for the mayor, who held a news conference […]

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 […]

Meatpacking Plaza Update

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Here’s another photo from Mike Epstein showing progress on the Ninth Avenue redesign at 15th and 14th Streets. The photo is looking southbound. It’s looking like most of the traffic engineering is basically done — note the new bike lane running along the left-hand side of the photo. Now let’s see what sort of public […]