City Lights, an initiative that began in 2004 with a design competition, is finally making its way to the Flatiron and NoMad Districts, thanks in large part to the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and a $575,000 grant from the New York City Council and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer.
The 63 energy efficient light poles, designed by architect Thomas Phifer & Partners and featuring LED light bulbs, will be placed along 23rd Street (between Third and Sixth Avenue) and Broadway (between 20th and 28th Street). The light fixtures greatly reduce the carbon footprint and the cost of maintenance, while improving the light quality and efficiency. They are also beautifully designed adding a graceful element to the streets.
“This much-anticipated project will help this dynamic neighborhood shine even more – and while saving energy,” said Jennifer Brown, Executive Director of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership.