Friday, April 6, 2007

Fun with Station Square

A few comments on an earlier post regarding Station Square being an underutilized outdoor space. It does seem a little Wild-Wild-West sometimes with the cars not having any real direction.
How would you design, say, a Sunday car-free halfday at Station Square? Maybe allow cars on the LIRR station side and block off the Jade side? Close the whole thing altogether?
It definitely should be a focus of any community projects we do. How the NY Times described it a few years back:
"BUILT in 1912 in Forest Hills, Queens, Station Square is what almost every New York neighborhood lacks: a village center. " Agreed.