NYC to shut down Fifth Ave around Rockefeller Center for Holidays

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In the ever-evolving turf war between cars and pedestrians, we have a new fiasco.  Starting Friday, the city will be creating a “pedestrian zone” around Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall.  With the growing holiday tourism in the city, this seems like a natural progression for the area.

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Some locals are apprehensive about the plan and feel the closures will disrupt city buses.  This decision comes on the heels of converting 14th Street (between Third and Ninth Avenues) to a busway.  Some feared this move, but it does make bus traffic flow much smoother.

The Holiday pedestrian zone will be at peak pedestrian traffic times until January.

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