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30 blocks of Broadway will be car-free later this month

By Clayton Guse

New Yorkers have a very unique relationship with cars. When you're a pedestrian, they're a blight upon the city. When you're in one, all of the other cars on the road are driven by morons. If you happen to be on a bicycle, they're four-wheeled homicide machines.

But later this month, Manhattan will get a taste of what life would be like in New York without any cars at all. On Earth Day (Saturday, April 22), a 30-block stretch of Broadway will be car-free from 10am to 4pm, allowing for pedestrians to roam across the street without a worry in the world. The closure will take place between Union Square Plaza and Times Square Plaza, with six different pop-up activities along the way. Expect historical walking tours, giveaways, arts and crafts workshops, cycling events and plenty of other utopian things one might find in a world without automobiles. 

Check out the full map of the affected route below:


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