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Broadway Block Sidewalk Restoration

NYU will repair sections of the sidewalk on the north side of Washington Place and the south side of Waverly Place between Broadway and Mercer Street. This work is one segment of a multi-year project that target the perimeter of the academic block bound by Mercer Street, Washington Place, Broadway, and Waverly Place, called the "Broadway Block."


Information for Neighbors


Project Timeline

  • The project is scheduled to start in June and continue through August, 2014.
  • Protective sidewalk sheds are slated to be erected in early June.
  • Sidewalk demolition is scheduled to last through June.   

Scope of Work


  • The rehabilitation process begins with demolition of the concrete top slab, followed by waterproofing of the below-grade structure, followed by the pouring of new surface concrete and attendant restoration work.
  • Jack hammering is required for approximately two weeks on both Waverly Place and Washington Place.
  • Enclosed sidewalk sheds will be built to reduce sound and dust.

Updates and Announcements


Construction Update, August 8, 2014

Workers have started to dismantle the sidewalk shed on Washington Place. A concrete pour has been scheduled between Mercer Street and Broadway for Saturday, August 9 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. The sidewalk shed along Waverly Place is scheduled to be dismantled the week of August 18, and a concrete pour scheduled for August 20-22.

Construction Update, June 6, 2014

Project details have been established and work has begun.

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Work hours


  • Monday - Friday,
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Jackhammer work is to begin no earlier than 9:00 am.
  • In instances where night or weekend work is required, community members will be given advanced notice.

Latest News


August 8 2014

Workers have started to dismantle the sidewalk shed on Washington Place, with a concrete pour scheduled to follow.  

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