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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The Place Beyond the Plaza


by Lily Panych On my first day interning with NPP, I was introduced to the reclaimed plaza concept through an orientation at Corona Plaza, the largest of the three Queens-based plazas that fall under my jurisdiction. I work nearby, in

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#WePlaza – Do You?

bicycle photo

#WePlaza – do you?  Check out NPP’s celebration of New York’s best new public amenity: the neighborhood plaza. Located in over 65 neighborhoods, from Times Square to Ozone Park, the plazas span 30 acres of new open space and provide

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How do you say I love you?


How do you say I love you? In time for Valentine’s Day NPP made a video celebrating some of the 138 languages spoken in Queens. Watch how New Yorkers in Diversity Plaza say “I Love You”.  Speak a language not

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NPP rounds off summer 2014 in its network of plazas in Queens, Brooklyn & Manhattan

Plazas Mean Planting

It was an incredibly eventful and colorful summer at Neighborhood Plaza Partnership’s plazas. We reached a few milestones, including: Hitting our mark of serving more than ten plaza managers this year across Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan Training our ACE clients

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Transforming a Historic Public Space in Brownsville, Q&A With Danny Murphy, Pitkin Avenue BID

yoga in pitkin plaza

Q: How has Zion Triangle Plaza served as a public gathering space for unique events in your community? A: We use the space to hold annual events, such as the harvest festival in October, the Holiday Tree Lighting in December,

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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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