New Delancey Plaza Prohibits the Following Activities

Posted on: March 15th, 2013 at 6:40 am by
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Speaking of Delancey Plaza, the semi-permanent “park space” has officially been christened by the Department of Transportation. This section of roadway was cordoned off for public use during last year’s traffic revamp, itself a response to the death of Dashane Santana in the intersection of Delancey and Clinton Streets.

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Flashy new signs were just bolted to all the perimeter light poles, and carry a strict set of rules. Indeed, the DOT Commissioner prohibits the following activities:

  • Unreasonable obstruction of free passage for other pedestrians.
  • Unreasonable obstruction of sitting areas.
  • Camping.
  • Storing personal belongings.
  • Lying down.

What an eclectic collection of regulations. Seriously. And someone please explain “unreasonable obstruction of free passage.” We want examples!

Meanwhile, as we first reported on Wednesday, two of the SPURA lots abutting the plaza will become long-term art installations (i.e. the History Tribute Fence). The Lower East Side BID is in contract with the city for five years, and is currently crowdsourcing artists and designs through ArtHere. Head here if interested.

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