Gallery: City Proposes Pedestrian Plaza for South Williamsburg

As Williamsburg expands into the once strictly Hasidic south side, the city has reacted by planning a pedestrian plaza on the stretch of Broadway near the Williamsburg Bridge. Just east of Bedford Avenue, the plaza would create a triangular park with chairs, benches and potted plants much like the ones that have popped up in Times Square or 23rd Street. But locals aren’t too keen on the promised new green space, claiming that the already tied up traffic will get even more congested if part of the road is used for the plaza.

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