Revolution, you say? YES! Because in this area of Manhattan, just days ago, this area was covered in cars and gridlock. And now people are catching rays, reading, chatting, resting, and yes, even napping! What I call civilized!
And, I would argue, I revolutionary act, taking the streets back from the car. LOVE it! Check the excellent backstory in New York Magazine about the fab woman, Janette Sadiq-Kahn (NYC’s transportation commissioner) who made this all possible in New York Magazine.
Thanks to Matthew McDermott of Treehugger for the awesome pix and original coverage.