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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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 […]

Reconnecting Grand Army Plaza

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One of the most ambitious New York City Streets Renaissance projects currently underway is the Grand Army Plaza Coalition’s initiative to re-conceive New York City’s biggest, most chaotic traffic rotary into one of the city’s finest public spaces. A couple of weeks ago GAPco hosted a "Livable Streets" forum at the Brooklyn Public Library to […]

A Park Circle Where Walkers Feel Welcome

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This proposal for Brooklyn’s Park Circle — Grand Army Plaza’s twin traffic disaster at the opposite end of Prospect Park — comes from Streetsblog Flickr pool contributor Sean Kenney. Currently, extraneous asphalt and accelerating vehicles abound here (check after the jump for a shot of existing conditions). Says Sean about his re-design: With this concept, […]

How Would You Reinvent Grand Army Plaza?

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This morning officials announced the winners of the "Reinventing Grand Army Plaza" competition, a contest that drew 200+ proposals for transforming the gateway to Prospect Park into a public space worthy of its landmark status. A jury composed mainly of designers, planners and community advocates selected four designs to receive cash prizes, while winnowing the […]