The city Department of Parks and Recreation kicked off the reconstruction of the Pike and Allen Street Malls in September 2010, replacing its cracked pavement with new recycled-glass pavers and other beautification features. The aesthetic of the new streetscape takes its cues from the history and diversity of this distinctive neighborhood and its connection to the East River waterfront.
|The Pike-Allen Street pedestrian mall is being rebuilt
The Pike and Allen Street Malls will provide a unique pedestrian park promenade that creates a greenway corridor with a central pedestrian path -- linked at three intersections by DOT-designated plaza connectors. The malls’ footprint also will be expanded to include the bike lanes on either side of the pedestrian median, safely separating bicycles from vehicular traffic. The welcoming design scheme brings new paving, curbs, seating, planting, fencing, bicycle racks, and drinking fountains.
Click here to view the Parks Department presentation.
The first, southern phase of work took place on Pike Street between South and Madison Streets (it may extend one block further to Henry Street, pending additional funding). That portion wrapped up in August 2012.
The section extended the redesign northward to the Allen Street mall between Grand and Delancey Streets. Reconstruction work concluded in August 2012.
A pilot area of the new mall was constructed in 2009 between Delancey and Broome Streets.
The project is supported by funding from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.
For more information about the Pike-Allen Mall reconstruction, click here.
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