The densely populated neighborhood of Corona in Queens, NYC, has now lost a small portion of street but gained something much more precious in return: a vibrant public space that is accessible to all. Our friend Clarence from Streetfilms spent some time at the new Corona Plaza in Queens, and what he saw was pretty amazing in my opinion. It's great to see how such an easy change to a neighborhood can have such a big impact on the community there. The basic lesson is: Design cities for people, not just for cars.
If you want, you can even 'like' the Corona Plaza on facebook and see photos of the construction.