NEW YORK — New York City is opening its first frozen shopping area to tourists in a bid to attract more visitors, the city’s mayor said Thursday.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said the $1 billion, 10-acre site at Brierly Place, which has a capacity of 1,000 people, will allow people to buy ice cream, ice cream sandwiches and ice cream beverages for $10.
The area is being used for a temporary frozen market.
The site at the corner of 7th Avenue and West 14th Street is part of a $1.3 billion plan to redevelop the city.”
This new retail area is a testament to the commitment of the city and the people of New York to the great food and culture that our city is known for,” he said.
The site at the corner of 7th Avenue and West 14th Street is part of a $1.3 billion plan to redevelop the city.
The first phase of the project includes a new retail and dining area with 100 tables and 30 kiosks, as well as a new park and outdoor terrace for restaurants and shops.
The plan also calls for more than 300 hotel rooms and apartments in the area.
The $1 million project is part.
of the $4.2 billion plan that is also part of the Mayor’s Vision Zero Action Plan.
The plan also aims to cut traffic fatalities by 30 percent by 2025, and reduce traffic fatalities and air pollution by 70 percent by 2030.