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Get to Know Bogardus Plaza Q&A With President Victoria Weil

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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

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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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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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Bed-Stuy Cuts the Ribbon on Marcy Plaza, Celebrating Reclaimed Space

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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

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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

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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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