After a public survey conducted last year on the Piazza showed that 89% of respondents “love the Piazza and want it to return permanently,” Broadway’s NoMad Piazza Pop Up (between 25th Street and 27th Street) will be reinstalled, thanks to the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership, the American Institute of Architects, New York (AIANY), and the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT).
This seasonal space is reflective of “Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership’s long-term vision of a pedestrian-focused Broadway corridor through Flatiron and NoMad,” and is part of the DOT’s Broadway Vision set on enhancing pedestrian safety, increasing public space, and improving accessibility on Broadway between Columbus Circle and Union Square.
Adding to the city’s Open Streets Program, motor vehicle traffic will be prohibited on the Piazza for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Made to compliment the incredible outdoor dining scene in the area, the Piazza will feature public seating, tables, trees, planters, and granite blocks that will construct the pedestrian intersection entrances.
“We are thrilled to bring NoMad Piazza Pop Up back to Broadway in time for spring. Last fall, this serene public space in the heart of NoMad was a hit with residents, visitors, and local businesses. Starting in April, it will once again provide a model for how our city’s streets can be reimagined as vibrant public spaces for walking, cycling, dining, and relaxing,” said James Mettham, Executive Director of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership.
“This is another wonderful addition to what is becoming the heart of Open Streets along Broadway in Manhattan,” said DOT Commissioner Hank Gutman. “Our fellow New Yorkers are embracing these new open spaces, which are helping to support the restaurant industry while also getting folks out of their cars.
The piazza will officially be reinstalled this Friday, April 1st.