>New Stoplight Eases Foot Traffic on 25th Street

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Outdoor ceremony marking the installation of a mid-block traffic light.
Pictured from left to right: Claude Winfield, Iris Weinshall, Kathleen Waldron, Keston C. Barrow. Photo by Jerry Speier.

The weather was teeth-chattering cold on Dec. 13, but spirits were high on East 25th Street. At an outdoor ceremony marking the installation of a mid-block traffic light, Iris Weinshall, Department of Transportation commissioner, joined Baruch President Kathleen Waldron and Claude Winfield of Community Board 6 to celebrate the new stoplight easing foot traffic between the Newman Vertical Campus and the Library and Technology Building. Now students won’t need to dodge cars to make it to class on time!

Members of Community Board 6 and the DOT worked closely with College officials to make the new traffic light a reality. Keston C. Barrow, president of Undergraduate Student Government, offered his thanks on behalf of the student body. President Waldron pointed out that the new traffic light will also create a more unified “campus” for Baruch students, who tend to use 25th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues as a kind of pedestrian mall.

 

Zane Berzins
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