Gallery: New York City’s Astor Place to Become a Green Pedestrian Dream

Images courtesy of W X Y architecture + urban design

The city of New York has just unveiled a green plan for the heart of the East Village that’s going to make the lives of pedestrians much safer. If you’ve ever been to the East Village, you’ve probably worried for your safety while trying to make your way across the perilous intersection of Astor Place and Cooper Square — a strange convergence of what seems like dozens of diagonally crossing streets. Luckily, the city is planning to lower the danger level and up the green credentials of this historic section of the city by creating a series of pedestrian walkways and plazas that will cut down on traffic and make the experience a little more harmonious for everyone.

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