Some Flushing residents say they oppose the city's proposal for a pedestrian plaza.
The city wants to install outdoor furniture on Roosevelt Avenue between 155th Street and Northern Boulevard. That means cars will no longer be allowed there.
Queens State Senator Tony Avella stood with community members Monday to protest the plan. Avella says it will cause congestion.
"It's gonna be harder for people to cut off Northern Boulevard and go straight down Roosevelt Avenue into downtown Flushing, this is an easy way to do it rather than continue on Northern Boulevard," Avella said.
A Department of Transportation Spokesperson tells NY1 a public workshop will be held prior to the upcoming community board meeting next month.