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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Plazas $weet for city biz


Pedestrian plazas and bike lanes may be annoying for drivers — but they’ve been a bonanza for businesses, according to a new Department of Transportation study. Retail sales around the DOT’s very first pedestrian plaza on Pearl Street in DUMBO,

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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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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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