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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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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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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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