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Pedestrian Plaza to Open Beside Madison Square Garden

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A new pedestrian plaza is set to open tomorrow at Madison Square Garden, as part of a sad attempt to make what is arguably the second worst place in Manhattan less awful.

The Post reports that the plaza—which stretches halfway down West 33rd Street from Seventh Avenue— will have tables and chairs. Officials hope that it will become a popular lunch spot for the area's many workers, and it will also feature performances and "fitness workshops . . . inspired by the athletes who play in the Garden." The plaza is clearly modeled off that of Times Square (or, the worst place in Manhattan).

For the time being, the plaza will be temporary, but the city will decide by October 11 whether to make it a permanent addition to the Midtown nightmare.
· Pedestrian mall to open alongside MSG [NYP]
· All Pedestrian Plaza coverage [Curbed]