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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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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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Altman Foundation
The Charles Evans Foundation
Charles H. Revson Foundation
City Council - Queens Delegation
Queens Delegation Chair, City Council Member Mark Weprin
Council Member Daniel Dromm
Council Member Julissa Ferreras
Council Member Brad Lander
Council Member Antonio Reynoso
New York Community Trust – LuEsther T. Mertz Advised Fund
Aaron Naparstek and Joanne Nerenberg
Tiger Baron Foundation Walentas Family Foundation