The Manhattan Transfer / by Jose Barbosa

Yet in the end, the Madison Avenue Mall was killed: defeated at the Board of Estimate in July 1973, five months before the end of Lindsay’s second term, by the joint efforts of the city’s taxicab industry and department-store interests, fearful for a loss of business from well-heeled cab-riding customers.


A short history by James Sanders about the journey to turn New York into an "adventure playground." Shades of the ongoing effort to close of part of Queen Street, which must happen sooner or later YOU'D THINK.