The areas located under the 40th Street and 46th Street subway stations—once known for pigeons, dirty newspaper stands and food vendors – are in for a makeover.
Sunnyside Shines, through a program with the Department of Transportation, will be converting these areas into plazas — through the NYC Plaza Program.
The program provides the BID with the ability to design a new space under the two stations in consultation with the community.
The designs can incorporate features such as planters, bike racks, benches and moveable tables and chairs. The plazas are also likely to be transformed into public gathering spaces.