Future pedestrian plaza, 37th Road.
The stretch of 37th Road between Broadway and 74th Street was closed to vehicular traffic last week so that it may be converted into a pedestrian plaza. According to the Department of Transportation’s website, the change will “simplify” the intersection of Broadway and Roosevelt Avenue, as well as provide public space in the central commercial district.
Not everyone is pleased. Comments left on the department’s web page cite concern for unlicensed food vendors who might overtake the plaza, and the loss of parking spaces for residents.