Broadway is a hot mess. I am sorry to say that, but I live on the island and have to drive it for work; the design needs rethinking. The new design should be to remove all trees and bushes and put simple median lights, like on the causeway, with actual turn lanes. This zig-zag pattern starting at 51st Street is disastrous.
In my hatchback I've had trouble seeing beyond the mass bushes in the center of broadway and my roadster is only 4 foot tall, so I can never see to cross beyond the median of bushes, so I just pause a really long time to cross even if the light has turned green and hope I will not be one of the many daily and nightly victims of car accidents I see weekly.
It's terrifying. When you cannot see to cross the road, this is a liability, not to mention the heavy tree limbs now hanging over broadway that will eventually fall into traffic. Please rethink this design.