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Bloomberg opens permanent Times Square plaza

Times Square

(Credit: Mayor Michael Bloomberg and DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan in Times Square (Agaton Strom))

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his transportation commissioner cemented their legacy on the city's streetscape Tuesday with a ribbon cutting on the first phase of a permanent Times Square plaza.

Bloomberg joined Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan to announce a newly reconstructed 30,000-sqaure-foot section of Times Square on Broadway between 42nd and 43rd streets that...

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DOT announces grant for public plazas

David Byrne

(Credit: Talking Heads frontman and bicycling enthusiast David Byrne celebrates plaza in Corona (Dan Rivoli))

Pedestrian plazas will soon no longer cater merely to the midtown work crowd thanks to an $800,000 grant aimed at maintaining public space on streets in far-flung outerborough neighborhoods.

City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan joined Queens elected officials and musician David Byrne at Corona Plaza on Tuesday to announce the two-year grant from JPMorgan Chase.

"We...

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Mayor bringing fast bus service to Brooklyn

select bus

(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and transportation officials Monday will officially debut Brooklyn's first Select Bus Service line.

Bloomberg will join Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and MTA chair Thomas Prendergast in Flatbush to introduce Select Bus Service between Sheepshead Bay and the Williamsburg Bridge.

The new route replaces the limited B44 bus and runs through Nostrand...

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