The Grays Ferry Triangles Pedestrian Plaza occupies an enviable list in the life of Philadelphia's public space. It is the first pedestrian plaza in Center City to permanently close an active street off from car use and repurpose it for pedestrians. It is also the first pedestrian plaza to utilize recently passed city-wide legislation for its legalization.
The city is one step closer to providing a streamlined process for property owners and civic groups to bring new amenities to Philadelphia's public space. As Christine Fisher reported back in February, a bill was introduced to formalize the process groups must go through to bring pedestrian plazas (like the awesome new one at 23rd and South), parklets or bike corrals on the streets in front of their homes and businesses. Here's some additional detail from PlanPhilly regarding the application for these new amenities: