Project Background

A side by side comparison of Greeley Square during and after construction
Herald and Greeley Squares have long been major destinations for commuters, tourists, and shoppers. Starting in 1998 with improvements to the parks, the 34th Street Partnership started making improvements to the area to meet the pedestrian demand.

A photo of Herald and Greeley Squares in 2000, which shows much more allocated road space than is there today
Adding much needed circulation space in interim materials, the DOT piloted a program to expand pedestrian space around the parks and adjacent sidewalks in 2000.

A photo of Herlad Square in 2009. There are many pedestrians with tables and chairs in the newly created public space.
In 2009, DOT created plazas with interim materials adding both circulation space and programmable space. The pedestrians plazas at Herald and Greeley Squares have been hugely successful but face new challenges.