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Families in Corona Plaza


by Aaron Wagener Families are a common sight in Corona Plaza. In my last visit, I wasn’t the only one who noticed how many families were around. “Moms and kids come here all the time,” said a woman who was distributing

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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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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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A Small Space—A Big Impact


On a summer evening in June, Queens Community Board 3 held its monthly public meeting outdoors at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights.  More than a hundred people attended the event, while dozens of passersby lingered to watch the proceedings.  Last

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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