Happy New Year!
Rusticated granite does pretty well as a non slip surface, even with light ice coating.
Nightlife is the only thing that makes 24/7 which causes conflict with residential. It’s a difficult balance.
I used to work in the building on the left side of this photo/rendering. Cool to see that.
I wonder what the status of this is. I think that there was some opposition to it, which is absurd. The buildings here are gorgeous, but the streetscape on Broadway is lousy. It sorely needs greenery.
I wouldn’t say it has any status yet, it’s still only a vision. I’d say only the 5th Ave pedestrianization project and the widening of the Park Ave center median are the only things that actually have status at the moment because they’ve been talked about and partially planned out by the city’s gov.
I believe that the Meat Packing pedestrianization is also proceeding.
I would not be surprised to hear more about Broadway as far south as Union Sq too given all of the pedestrian fatalities.
For what it’s worth, Broadway is the only boulevard/avenue that runs the entire length of Manhattan.
I think that it runs past Albany.