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DOT Unveils Plan for 34th Avenue in Jackson Heights, Includes Pedestrian Plazas and Car Access
DOT Unveils Plan for 34th Avenue in Jackson Heights, Includes Pedestrian Plazas and Car Access

Oct. 25, 2021 By Max Parrott

The Department of Transportation unveiled its plan for 34th Avenue in Jackson Heights last week and residents learned that the stretch will not be converted into a car-free linear park.

Instead, the agency presented a plan to Community Board 3 on Oct. 21 to turn the 1.3-mile corridor that runs from 69th Street to Junction Boulevard into a series of pedestrian plazas and traffic-restricted zones.

The 34th Avenue stretch has long been regarded as the gold standard of Open Streets, a program that began in 2020 to provide extra outdoor space for residents during COVID-19.

What the Five Ballot Proposal Questions Mean for New Yorkers this November

The city is not just choosing a new mayor in November. This fall, New York voters must also decide on five proposed changes to the state constitution.

Five ballot proposals are up for a vote in the general election on Nov. 2. They include questions on the future of political representation in Albany, environmental protections, easier voter registration and absentee balloting, and how New York’s civil courts function.The full text of the five proposals are listed on the Board of Elections website and at Ballotpedia, the nonprofit political encyclopedia. But voters who aren’t political mavens may need a bit of context:

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