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Myrtle Ave. Parking Spot Becomes a Park and Classroom

11:36 AM EDT on September 21, 2007

The first round of Park(ing) Day photos are coming in. Here is a public space reclamation project currently underway on Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Blaise Backer, executive director of the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership explains:

A Pratt Institute Industrial Design class is holding class in the space from 9:30 to 12:30, getting feedback from passersby on public space improvements and new street furniture ideas for Myrtle Avenue. The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership BID has hired the Pratt Industrial Design incubator to begin studying new design ideas for bike racks, benches, planters and other pieces of street furniture. "Adami Park" is named after Albert and Louie Adami, the former owners of Adami Hardware, which closed last year after many years.

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