After a few fatalities and scores of injuries, New York City’s Department of Traffic has green-lighted a bunch of traffic improvements (PDF doc) designed to make crossing Delancey less like a game of Frogger (image left) and more like a safe stroll across the street (image right). Work begins in June, giving the local tabloids plenty of time to denounce the mini-pedestrian plazas, complete with fancy potted plants, that will be constructed to shorten the crosswalks.