A Livable Streets Exhibition Opens in Brooklyn

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This Thursday will be the opening reception of "Livable Streets in Brooklyn," an exhibition at the Brooklyn Public Library. There will be a presentation by the Grand Army Plaza Coalition (GAPco) about the community-driven process that has been underway to re-envision Grand Army Plaza. And the Department of Transportation will discuss its recently announced plans for bike and pedestrian improvements.

Opening Thursday, June 21st at the Brooklyn Public Library. Reception 6:30 pm, Presentation 7 pm. RSVP to streets@transalt.org.

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