We first installed the NoMad Piazza Pop-Up plaza on Broadway from 25th to 27th Street for six weeks beginning October 2021. The Piazza complements the thriving outdoor dining scene on and around these two blocks of Broadway where La Pecora Bianca, The Smith, Tortazo, and wagamama offer al fresco dining under DOT’s Open Restaurants program.
Due to popular demand, we re-launched the Piazza Pop-Up in April 2022 as a seasonal plaza that expands public space, enhances pedestrian safety, and provides public seating and horticulture amenities as part of DOT’s Seasonal Streets program. The Piazza is open to people walking, sitting, dining, and bicycling, but motor vehicles – other than emergency vehicles – are prohibited.
The Piazza Pop-Up also affords a real-time test of two full plaza blocks to help inform DOT on their next round of Broadway Vision projects through NoMad. Reopening in spring 2022 with even more public seating amenities, this project reflects our long-term vision of a pedestrian-focused Broadway corridor from 32nd Street south to our district boundaries near Union Square.