An unsightly fence on Columbus Avenue between West 76th and West 77th streets is on track to be replaced by a row of trees, solar panels and rainwater-purifying channels.

The Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District, after years of “saving our nickles,” has come up with a plan with the Department of Transportation, to create a streetscape that will feature up to five new trees, five new metal benches, expanded tree beds and plantings and possibly a free bike station.

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