Photos from the New 33rd Street Pedestrian Plaza in Midtown

A new pedestrian plaza has emerged in Midtown at 1 Penn Plaza. Funded by Vornado Realty Trust, the space will eventually host free performances, workshops and other outdoor events.

The finishing touches were added to a temporary pedestrian space occupying the full breadth of 33rd Street just west of Seventh Avenue earlier this week. The plaza stretches a little less than halfway to Eighth Avenue, replacing what used to be westbound traffic lanes with planters, sculptures, a terraced seating area, and a painted surface to grab the attention of passing commuters.

This welcome addition to the area is only temporary however, as it has a removal date of October 11th, at which point the City will evaluate it’s contribution to the area and decide whether it should be seasonal or permanent.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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