New Broadway pedestrian plazas kick off construction this week in Flatiron, NoMad


Construction kicks off this week on new pedestrian plazas and shared streets along the stretch of Broadway in Flatiron and NoMad, part of a larger long-term scheme to reconfigure the famous roadway, Mayor Eric Adams announced Sunday.

Upon completion, the section of Broadway between 25th and 27th streets near Madison Square Park will be permanently transformed into pedestrian plazas. Between 27th and 32nd, Broadway will become a “shared street,” with traffic still allowed but at 5 mph speeds on a road designed with pedestrians in mind rather than cars. The roadway will feature narrower crossings, wider sidewalks, and turn-calming infrastructure.