RSVP Deadline for Grand Army Plaza Community Planning Workshop

Today is the day by which you must RSVP in order to participate in the March 10 Grand Army Plaza community planning workshop "Rethinking Grand Army Plaza: Bringing Communities and People Together," sponsored by the Grand Army Plaza Coalition.

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StreetFilms: Reclaiming Grand Army Plaza

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Reclaiming Grand Army Plaza A StreetFilm by Sean Clifford Running time: 5 minutes 40 seconds The Grand Army Plaza Coalition formed in the Spring of 2006 to begin to re-envision GAP as the great public space it was designed to be. A community-driven, grassroots project, GAPco is a prime example of how New York City’s […]

Rethinking Grand Army Plaza: Bringing Communities and People

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The Grand Army Plaza Coalition was formed in March 2006 when community stakeholders (area residents, cultural institutions, and advocacy groups) rallied around a common belief: that Grand Army Plaza falls short of its potential as a hub for transit, culture, and recreation. Specifically: This city can devise a solution that considers equitably all of the […]

A Community Workshop to Re-envision Grand Army Plaza

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All across the city neighborhood groups are coming together to re-envision and plan their own communities. In the last few months we’ve seen valuable community-planning processes taking place in Hell’s Kitchen, the Meatpacking District and, to a certain extent, along Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. People aren’t waiting around for real estate developers or city […]

A Livable Streets Exhibition Opens in Brooklyn

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This Thursday will be the opening reception of "Livable Streets in Brooklyn," an exhibition at the Brooklyn Public Library. There will be a presentation by the Grand Army Plaza Coalition (GAPco) about the community-driven process that has been underway to re-envision Grand Army Plaza. And the Department of Transportation will discuss its recently announced plans […]

Pedestrian and Bike Improvements Coming to Grand Army Plaza

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Current configuration Proposed changes Here’s a look at the proposal the DOT gave to Brooklyn’s Community Board 6 on March 29th regarding safety improvements at Grand Army Plaza. The plan’s highlights include: Three new concrete islands (5,900 square feet) 2,300 square feet of new landscaping Removing a travel lane on Eastern Parkway Providing a Class […]

DOT on Grand Army Plaza, PSW on Complete Streets

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This week’s calendar highlights include discussion of congestion in the Bronx, safer streets in Brooklyn and Manhattan, a complete streets panel and two events on the future of urban planning. Monday: DOT holds a hearing on traffic congestion on E. Gun Hill Road. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday: TA’s East Side Streets Coalition holds workshops […]