Tonight: Backers Needed for Astor Place Reclamation

A revived Astor Place would feature thousands of additional square feet for pedestrians. Image: NYC DOT

Tonight, Community Board 2 will vote its recommendation on DOT’s plans to make Astor Place more accommodating and inviting to pedestrians.

While it’s hard to imagine how, for an area between the East Village and NYU, traffic lanes could be considered more desirable than space for people, the outcome of the vote is very much in question.

This project has been in the pipeline for years, yet could be jeopardized by those opposed to change, unless supporters turn out to speak up in favor of better public space.

If you can make it, tonight’s meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. in the gym at Grace Church School, 94 Fourth Avenue.