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Mapping Every Single New York City Pedestrian Plaza

New Yorkers do a lot of walking, most of it very quickly. After all, there are places to go, people to see, and things to do. But there are rare occasions when there is the time and desire for a leisurely stroll. Enter the pedestrian plaza—those stretches, often subsuming actual vehicular roadways, where one can walk, sit, and (occasionally) do a whole host of other things. When a pedestrian plaza subsumed Broadway in Times Square, it radically changed the area. But thanks to complaints about aggressive costumed characters and topless desnudas, Mayor Bill de Blasio thinks it might be time to return cars to that stretch of Broadway—a plan that, unsurprisingly, pretty much no one likes.

Curbed NY has the full map. >>