SoHo Alliance A Volunteer Community Organization PO Box 429 Prince Street Station New York, NY 10012 email: info@SoHoAlliance.org phone/fax: 212.353.8466 www.sohoalliance.org THE MAULING OF SOHO Department of Transportation is proposing to turn Prince Street from Lafayette to West Broadway into a PEDESTRIAN MALL every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. By erecting police barricades and eliminating vehicles, DOT’s wants to make our streets ‘friendly’ to tourists. If you think Prince Street is already a carnival, this proposal will turn SoHo into a Disneyland theme park as tourists flock to the latest destination spot: the new SoHo Mall. Expect an additional row of peddlers stretching six blocks down the middle of Prince Street. More street performers and food vendors will likely appear. Will jugglers and mimes be far behind? Cars will be unable to turn onto Prince. This will result in increased honking . Other SoHo streets will get increased congestion and pollution, as cars avoid Prince Street. EMS, NYPD and Fire Department vehicles during an emergency will not be able to travel speedily down Prince Street through the throngs. Residents will be unable to unload groceries and merchandise in front of their own homes. Bicycle/Pedestrian conflicts will be exacerbated. Will this cockamamie experiment spread to your street? Is Spring Street next, or maybe West Broadway? Maybe all of SoHo? We need you at the community board to PROTEST to stop this proposal: Tuesday, March 11th at 7:30 p.m – NYU Silver Building, 32 Waverly Place, East of Washington Square Park, Room I.D. required BODIES COUNT! Let the city know that SoHo is a residential neighborhood - not a tourist commodity. Pass the word. If you are absolutely unable to attend, email your comments to: email@example.com We’ll forward to the community board. For more information, call 353-8466.
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