Eyes on the Street: The Weekend Scene at Corona Plaza

Families are already enjoying Corona Plaza. Photo: Clarence Eckerson, Jr.

It hasn’t been open a week yet, and Corona Plaza is already a popular gathering spot. In the next few days, Streetfilms will be posting a video about the new plaza featuring Council Member Julissa Ferreras. In the meantime, enjoy some more photos of the plaza getting lots of use over the weekend courtesy of Clarence. “It was almost like a mini Summer Streets,” he said.

No need to ##http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/08/22/eyes-on-the-street-first-signs-of-the-new-corona-plaza/#comment-626727420##sit on an old tree stump## now that Corona Plaza is open. Photo: Clarence Eckerson, Jr.
  • HamTech87

    This is great, although I kind of liked the old stump.  Wish they could have incorporated it….  But this is great progress.

  • Ben Kintisch

    I love plazas! Hooray!

  • Next, how about moving aside whatever is preventing the restaurants abutting the plaza from leasing portions of it and waiting on tables there? 

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Eyes on the Street: Jackson Heights Triangle Turns Into a Plaza

|
Sometimes, it’s the little things that make a big difference. Manuel de Dios Unanue Triangle provides a speck of green along Roosevelt Avenue in the packed Jackson Heights neighborhood, but for years, there was nowhere to sit. Even the brick wall surrounding the trees was topped with two spike strips to discourage people from resting for […]

Eyes on the Street: First Signs of the New Corona Plaza

|
A pedestrian plaza that garnered support from local business, a unanimous vote at Queens Community Board 4 in June, and the backing of City Council Member Julissa Ferreras is being installed in Corona. The project is on the site of a service road that functioned as a parking lot for moving trucks. Now the space is host to […]

Ped Plazas in Low-Income Neighborhoods Get $800,000 Boost From Chase

|
Under cloudy skies this morning at Corona Plaza, elected officials and community members gathered to announce an $800,000 contribution from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation to help fund the upkeep of pedestrian plazas in low-income communities. The funds are going to the Neighborhood Plaza Partnership (NPP), a program of the Horticultural Society of New York that works […]

Eyes on the Street: A Bike-Friendly Approach to the Q’Boro

|
We’ve got another highlight from 2010 construction season to share with you. A two-way, protected approach to the Queens side of the Queensboro Bridge bike-ped path has been paved, striped and open for business since the end of October. Clarence took these photos of the new approach, part of a package of bicycle and pedestrian […]