The Hogwarts Express Is Coming To NY With A Harry Potter Inspired Walkway

by Georgia Bobley · April 2, 2012

Who needs Platform 9 3/4 when New York is getting its very own Sixth-and-a-Half Avenue? Though it hasn't officially been approved, Sixth-and-a-half Avenue would be a pedestrian walkway running from 51st to 57th streets, between 6th and 7th Avenues.

According to the New York Times, Sixth-and-a-half Avenue will create

"a quarter-mile walkway through open-access lobbies and canopied spaces between office buildings that offers refuge from the tumult of the main arteries."

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The open-access lobbies and canopied spaces are already linked by a series of privately owned public spaces, through which cars are able to drive. The Times calls the area in its current state "the most tantalizing jaywalking opportunity in the city." If the proposal is approved, cars will no longer be allowed, eliminating all opportunities to jaywalk.

Imagine it-six whole blocks of freedom. We'll just have to wait untill April 12th, when Community Board 5 votes on the fate of Sixth-and-a-half Avenue, to see if we'll literally be dancing in the streets this summer.

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