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Get to Know Bogardus Plaza Q&A With President Victoria Weil


Q: How has Bogardus Plaza served as a public gathering space for unique events in your community? Bogardus Plaza was opened in September of 2010.  Since then, we have sponsored 5-7 events annually.  Our biggest are the spring and fall

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Twitter Cheers Former DOT Plaza Champ

Marcy Plaza dafodil planting (1)

On February 10 2014, transportation and public space advocates took to Twitter in celebration of Andy Wiley-Schwartz, former lead of the city’s public plaza program.  As Assistant Commissioner for Public Space, Wiley-Schwartz led the agency’s development of sections of under-used

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Jan Gehl Joins Advocates to Talk Public Plazas in Low-Income Neighborhoods


By Stephen Miller Read full article at StreestBlog NYC Ask a New Yorker about the city’s plazas, and they’re likely to first think of Times Square. While the city’s marquee pedestrian space gets most of the attention, there are dozens of

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Diversity Plaza: Visit the World with Your MetroCard Q&A with Plaza Partner Agha Saleh, SUKHI New York

Agha Saleh and Shazia Kausar

Q: How has Diversity Plaza served as a public gathering space for unique events that traditionally happen indoors? A: On a summer evening last June, Queens Community Board 3 had its monthly public meeting outdoors because of SUKHI New York’s

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DOT Commissioner Announces Leadership Gift


  On Tuesday, November 26, at Corona Plaza, NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and New York City Council Member Julissa Ferreras announced an $800,000 leadership gift from Chase to Neighborhood Plaza Partnership (NPP). This gift ensures that the DOT’s community

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Bed-Stuy Cuts the Ribbon on Marcy Plaza, Celebrating Reclaimed Space

Marcy Plaza Art

The plaza, part of a larger $20 million streetscape upgrade stretching from Bedford Avenue to Troy Avenue, sits across Fulton Street from Restoration Hall and Restoration Plaza, which received its own facelift recently. In addition to these projects, crews nearby

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A Streetcorner Serenade for the Public Plaza

Pearl Street Triangle Before and After

In Brooklyn, the No. 3 subway line ends at New Lots Avenue, where passengers descend from the elevated tracks to what used to be a nasty intersection, trafficked by prostitutes, drug dealers — “You name it,” as Eddie Di Benedetto,

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Corona Special Edition

Corona July 2013

In this video, Street Films visits Corona Plaza’s opening day celebration–where people from the Corona community and from all over the city gathered to celebrate the transformation of their niehgborhood’s space. Corona Plaza in Queens is different than many plazas

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The Transformation of Madison Square


In February of 2009, Streetfilms returned to the Madison Square plaza to talk to people about what they enjoyed about the plaza and how it has improved the area. They also interviewed people who were involved in making the plaza

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Report: Bike Lanes, Pedestrian Plazas Good for Businesses

Corona Plaza birdseye

City officials are fond of asserting that their changes to the New York streetscape are making pedestrians, cyclists and drivers safer. Now they are debuting a new ream of statistics to make a related point: those bike lanes, pedestrian plazas

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