Shared Street on 43rd between Lexington & 3rd Avenue
Saturday, August 17, 2019
The shared street on 43rd Street is not what we were expecting. 43rd Street between 3rd and Lexington Avenue often looks like a loading zone, with several delivery trucks all unloading at the same time. The street furniture of boulders and planters work well as a barrier but are not enough to create an inviting place to linger. NYC Council Member Keith Powers' office told us that they have received several complaints about this shared street recently. He has been told that this is not the final configuration, and they are planning a meeting to address these issues. This shared street is one of the first public amenities resulting from the Midtown East rezoning. Photo taken on June 21, 2019.