StreetFilms: Reclaiming Grand Army Plaza
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 public planning process could work and how city agencies could leverage the collective intelligence of neighborhoods. After all: no one knows a neighborhood better than the people who live there.
StreetFilms Sean Clifford covers the GAPco’s recent community planning workshop, where fifty people met for a walk through the plaza and a brainstorm on how to make the Plaza safer, more accessible, greener, and more people-oriented.