City Officials Hold Press Conference on Grand Army Plaza Changes

New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and other city officials will be doing a press conference to discuss the pedestrian, cyclist and traffic flow improvements in progress at Grand Army Plaza (between the Arch and Prospect Park). The impetus for these improvements was generated, to a large degree, by GAPco.


DOT Minds the GAP

With city workers pouring concrete in the background (and StreetFilms’ cameras rolling), New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced pedestrian and cyclist improvements for Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza yesterday. The plan calls for 11,000 square feet of new, landscaped pedestrian islands, a separated bike path, new crosswalks and pedestrian signals. The redesign […]

GAPCo Wins Design Trust Fellowship

Sculpture on the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch, Grand Army Plaza On the heels of Tuesday’s press conference, here is another exciting development at Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza. Robert Witherwax, an organizer of the Grand Army Plaza Coalition, sends along the following news: As you may know, GAPCo applied for a fellowship from the Design […]

Visions of a Grander Grand Army Plaza

One vision: Grand Army Plaza’s fountain and arch connected to Prospect Park. The summary of the brainstorming done at last month’s placemaking workshop of the Grand Army Plaza Coalition (GAPco) is now available, and it’s full of rich possibilities for this vitally important yet underused space. Download the PDF here. The DOT’s recently announced plans […]

In Progress: The Reclamation of Grand Army Plaza for Walking

Construction work is nearing completion at one of the summer’s biggest livable streets projects: DOT’s improvements for pedestrians and cyclists at Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza. Spurred by the advocacy groundwork laid by the Grand Army Plaza Coalition, the city has added huge new pedestrian islands on the north side of the plaza and created safer […]

What’s Next at Grand Army Plaza?

The asphalt expanse where Flatbush and Vanderbilt Avenues meet at the north end of Grand Army Plaza. Photo: Google Street View We missed it in the run-up to the holidays last month, but this item in the Brooklyn Paper is worth a longer look. DOT has announced its intention to implement some safety fixes at […]

Pedestrian and Bike Improvements Coming to Grand Army Plaza

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 […]