Surfers and New Residents Clash in the Rockaways; Times Square Pedestrian Plaza Reduces Traffic Injuries

August 25, 2015
  • The surfing crowds are multiplying in the Rockaways, but residents of the huge new Arverne by the Sea development are eyeing the same stretch of beach. [NYT]
  • Traffic injuries and casualties are down in Times Square since the 2009 pedestrian plaza conversion. [WSJ]
  • And on that note, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer released a statement in support of the plaza. [Streetsblog]
  • NYC is getting its first independent cinema theater in ten years. The two-story movie house called Metrograph will open on the Lower East Side in February. [Indie Wire]
  • Of course Brooklyn now has a sneaker-inspired cereal “bar.” [Gothamist]

Images: Surfers on the Rockaways via Numb Photo/Flickr (L); Times Square pedestrian plaza (R)

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