Tapping the Tappan Zee for Wind, Arts for Transit Director Speaks Out, and Outdoor Restaurant Seating on West Eighth
Tapping the Tappan Zee Bridge for Wind Power - really cool idea. Urban Omnibus has an extended interview with the MTA's Art for Transit Director. Gothamist reports on a neighborhood plan for West Eighth Street that hinges on outdoor restaurant seating.
Tapping the Tappan Zee for WindReplacing the Tappan Zee Bridge, which carries the New York State Thruway across the Hudson River between Westchester and Rockland Counties, is expected to be one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the New York region in coming years. Some experts have suggested including some green features, like tracks for commuter trains or a bus rapid transit lane.
Can Outdoor Restaurant Seating Save West Eighth Street?: GothamistThe area where the Village Alliance is proposing adding sidewalk seating can be seen above (via DNAinfo). Even before the recession started, West Eighth Street between Sixth Avenue and Broadway was having serious troubles keeping tenants and the problem has only gotten worse.