Pike Street Median Under Construction

Posted on: October 6th, 2010 at 6:12 am by

The Boulevard Pilot Project, which began last year along Allen Street, is now entering the next phase of development [PDF].  In the last couple weeks, DOT personnel mobilized and broke ground further south on the Pike Street corridor. Part of Mayor Mike’s PlaNYC initiative, this pedestrian-friendly program aims to increase safety and expand community space in one fell swoop. Or in the jargon of the project propaganda, “to create grand, Parisian-style linear gateway and community space.”

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The stretch of Pike between Madison and South Streets is under the knife. Much of the decrepit mall concrete has been torn up and ready for a makeover.

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And similar to the recently-revamped Hester, Broome, and Stanton intersections, the two decrepit pedestrian islands on either side of the Monroe Street intersection are to be connected.  Once construction is complete, this whole new median “plaza” will be twice as wide and feature the familiar landscaped seating area of benches, trees, and potted greenery.

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