Find Out More About DOT’s Plaza Program

plaza_map.jpgDOT’s plaza program emphasizes projects in neighborhoods where public space is scarce.

If you’re interested in reclaiming some asphalt in your neighborhood for a new public space, now’s your chance to learn more about
NYCDOT’s Plaza Program. DOT is holding a series of information sessions about the program this month, including one at Brooklyn Borough Hall at 3 p.m. today, followed by a session at the Bronx Library Center tomorrow. Events in Queens and Staten Island are scheduled for next week. (Apologies to Manhattanites, whose session happened last week.)

Plaza sites are selected through a competitive application process, and the deadline to apply for the current round is June 30. DOT is looking for non-profit partners for each site who will "commit to operate, maintain, and manage these
spaces so they are vibrant pedestrian plazas." Last year, in the first round of the program, the city received 22 applications, selecting nine projects to move ahead with planning, design, and construction.

Check after the jump for details about upcoming information sessions.

Informational Sessions
To attend, RSVP to plazas@dot.nyc.gov

Brooklyn
Tuesday, May 12
3-4 pm
Brooklyn Borough Hall, Community Room
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Bronx
Wed, May 13
3-4 pm
Bronx Library Center
310 East Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10458

Staten Island
Tuesday, May 19
3-4 pm
Staten Island Borough Hall
10 Richmond Terrace, Conference Room 122
Staten Island, NY 10301

Queens
Wed, May 20
3-4 pm
Greater Astoria Historical Society
Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor
Long Island City, NY 11106

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