If you’re free tonight at 6:30, please consider attending Community Board 2‘s joint session of the Parks & Waterfront and Traffic & Transportation committees over Zoom, as the SoHo Broadway BID will be officially presenting its controversial Public Realm Vision + Framework Plan to the board.
There are many things to like about the plan—it takes into account SoHo’s already horrible and unsustainable traffic and noise levels, encourages the widening of sidewalks for increased walkability and better street life—but as Sean Sweeney of SoHo Alliance has pointed out, its proponents are attempting to increase the remit of the BID to include other parallel streets but they’re all residents and property owners on Broadway, so naturally the plan benefits them most of all.
However you feel about the plan, whether you’re for or against it, or haven’t made up your mind yet, please consider attending. If you can’t attend but would like to make sure the board knows your thoughts on the matter, you can send them directly to the board, to SoHo Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re against it, or to email@example.com if you support it. We will be attending tonight and posting our recap of it tomorrow afternoon.