This page describes Malcolm X Boulevard as it appeared in 2001. The tour was developed as part of the Malcolm X Boulevard Streetscape Enhancement Project. These pages are no longer being updated.
4. Malcolm Shabazz Plaza W. 110th Street at the confluence
of Malcolm X Blvd. and St. Nicholas Avenue
X Blvd. is intersected bySt.
Nicholas Avenue, a street
that has been traveling diagonally southeast since it crossed
W. 124th Street. This merging of streets finds a graceful
termination in a newly refurbished public plaza. This former
traffic island was converted into a memorial to the late civil
rights leader. Completed in the Summer of 2000, the design
includes plantings, trees, seating and special paving treatments,
creating a contemplative space at this otherwise busy intersection.
Community residents plan to erect a statue of Malcolm X in
the near future.