Washington Heights ‘Town Square’ Opens to Public With Plans to Host Vendors | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo

Plaza Las Americas - Washington Heights

A rendering of Plaza de Las Americas features the fountain, seatings and walkways.
Photo credit: NYC Department of Transportation

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A modern “town square” on West 175th Street that is set to house dozens of street vendors finally opened to the public Monday more than two decades after merchants first set up shop in the area.

The Plaza de Las Americas, between Broadway and Wadsworth Avenue, is now equipped with benches and bistro-style seating, colorful stone walkways, a drinking fountain and a larger space for local vendors who have operated on the street for years.

The 16,000-square-foot plaza will also include tree plantings, lighting and a public bathroom, according to the Department of Transportation.

Read more: Washington Heights ‘Town Square’ Opens to Public With Plans to Host Vendors | DNAinfo

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