Myrtle Ave. Parking Spot Becomes a Park and Classroom

The first round of Park(ing) Day photos are coming in. Here is a public space reclamation project currently underway on Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Blaise Backer, executive director of the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership explains:

A Pratt Institute Industrial Design class is holding class in the space from 9:30 to 12:30, getting feedback from passersby on public space improvements and new street furniture ideas for Myrtle Avenue. The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership BID has hired the Pratt Industrial Design incubator to begin studying new design ideas for bike racks, benches, planters and other pieces of street furniture. "Adami Park" is named after Albert and Louie Adami, the former owners of Adami Hardware, which closed last year after many years.

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  • You can find out more infomation about the Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation on our website – http://incubator.pratt.edu
    we’ll be posted information on today’s event and the project in the next few days.

  • This is amazing guys! Great idea, great execution and, of course, great name. Three cheers for Sustainable Innovation! (Wish I had still been in Brooklyn to have seen it).

    ~ A Pratt Alum

  • Mike

    As another Pratt alum, have to say I am also really happy to see Pratt becoming increasingly (or at least more visibly) involved in its neighborhood, with the new buildings and hopefully the BID’s Myrtle Ave efforts.

  • stephanie

    i really enjoyed sitting at (adami park)

    i go to st joes college and me and my friends thought that it was an innovative idea to show people what beaty does to brooklyn

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