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Old 03-13-2012, 04:57 AM
 
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Photo: 37th Road Pedestrian Plaza | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcuswoollen/6830898402/?v=1 - broken link)

Eyes on the Street: Foot Traffic Pours Into Jax Heights Plaza | Streetsblog New York City

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Reader Marcus Woollen submits this picture of the Jackson Heights pedestrian plaza on 37th Road taken yesterday afternoon.

This is the same plaza that some local merchants have described as “a graveyard” and “a ghost town.” What they don’t realize, apparently, is that they’re sitting on a gold mine of foot traffic. Someone just has to step up and manage this space to keep it humming every day of the year.
Jackson Heights pedestrian plaza has merchants in uproar - New York Daily News

http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2...2_01_26_q.html

Unlocking the Potential of the New Jackson Heights Plaza | Streetsblog New York City
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:51 AM
 
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It'll keep humming especially after there's consistent warmer weather.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:24 AM
 
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This isn't the first time that merchants have whined and complained because they don't see cars backed up to the horizon. You have to wonder how they manage to ignore the fact that there are eight million people who call this city home--and people who walk are at least as important as people who drive.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:29 PM
 
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This isn't the first time that merchants have whined and complained because they don't see cars backed up to the horizon. You have to wonder how they manage to ignore the fact that there are eight million people who call this city home--and people who walk are at least as important as people who drive.
I guess their convenient parking spaces are more important than business.

Can someone tell me of other outer-borough pedestrian plaza locations? Constructed or planned. I know about one on Third Ave and E 149th St in the Bronx, also one in Bay Ridge? I believe there are plans for redevelopment of the plaza at Fordham Road and Third Avenue.
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