Chicanes! Slow driving! People parking in loading zones! But In the languid, yearning words of Julian Casablancas: "Is this it?"
Last night Manhattan Community Board 12 signed off on a plan to build a public plaza on a segment of Haven Avenue outside NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in Washington Heights.
The suburb converted a road median and excess travel lanes to an attractive new plaza, and more improvements are in the works.
The project was one of the first public space improvements identified by NYC DOT's plaza program, then became a poster child for the dysfunctional capital construction process at the Department of Design and Construction.