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Greenwich Village Plazas are for Open for the Public!

The Village Alliance, on behalf of the City of New York, maintains and activates two public plazas, Astor Place Plaza and the Ruth Wittenberg Triangle.

In addition to landscaping, sanitation, the presentation of public art and a roster of free public programming the Village Alliance also maintains the furniture at our designated public spaces. 

Between the two plazas, there is socially distanced seating for over fifty people that are set out each morning and secured overnight every day from April until November, unless there is forecasted inclement weather.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, these setups have proved themselves to be an amenity for all--- providing a space to safely sit down and enjoy the neighborhood’s public spaces. Our ambassadors are continuing to enforce COVID-19 guidelines including social distancing, mask wearing and more.  See more about plaza rules here

The appearance and feel of the furniture is distinctive to each plaza. The Astor Place plaza furniture features a clean, contemporary look reflecting the architectural styles of 51 Astor Place designed by Fumihiko Maki and the Sculpture for Living, on Lafayette Street, designed by Charles Gwathmey and Robert Siegel.

 At the Ruth Wittenberg Triangle, the furniture is a classic New York City “bistro-style” design, which is perfect for enjoying the unique landscape of 6th Avenue and the mix of old and new architecture.

The provision of plaza furniture and unique landscaping form part of the Village Alliance’s wider mission of continuing to improve our community’s quality of life by providing cleaner, safer and more enjoyable public spaces. If you have questions or comments about our street furniture or the Village Alliance, please email us at and we will get right back to you.

Greenwich Village Plazas are for Open for the Public!


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