Changing of 14th Street

The congestion in cities is crazy. Friends who live outside of NYC have stopped bringing their cars in and have begun taking the train. That is a good thing. It means that something is working.

Due to the work on the subway lines, the city made a decision to close 14th Street to cars. Buses only. I hope the future is above ground rail on 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42th, 57th and the most crowded streets in Brooklyn and Queens. Unfortunately, the future revolves around multiple components, the largest one is Government funding.

Watching the transformation of 14th Street will be one for the records. What will happen to the real estate, the apartments, the stores, the way people navigate the area?

The transformation has begun. I hope there are some entrepreneurial people who create something new and different for the downtown community. 14th Street sits on top of the East, mid and West Village including the Meat Packing Area and below Chelsea, Flatiron and Gramercy. This shouts opportunity!!

Comments (Archived):

  1. awaldstein

    Agree beyond complex and expensive and political.But to me the more we move to move cars aside, the better. Through the pain of it all comes better ideas and less private cars is at its essence always a better idea.

  2. jason wright

    Why’s the road surface that colour?