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Find Out More About DOT’s Plaza Program

11:09 AM EDT on May 12, 2009

plaza_map.jpgDOT's plaza program emphasizes projects in neighborhoods where public space is scarce.

If you're interested in reclaiming some asphalt in your neighborhood for a new public space, now's your chance to learn more about
NYCDOT's Plaza Program. DOT is holding a series of information sessions about the program this month, including one at Brooklyn Borough Hall at 3 p.m. today, followed by a session at the Bronx Library Center tomorrow. Events in Queens and Staten Island are scheduled for next week. (Apologies to Manhattanites, whose session happened last week.)

Plaza sites are selected through a competitive application process, and the deadline to apply for the current round is June 30. DOT is looking for non-profit partners for each site who will "commit to operate, maintain, and manage these
spaces so they are vibrant pedestrian plazas." Last year, in the first round of the program, the city received 22 applications, selecting nine projects to move ahead with planning, design, and construction.

Check after the jump for details about upcoming information sessions.

Informational SessionsTo attend, RSVP to

BrooklynTuesday, May 123-4 pmBrooklyn Borough Hall, Community Room209 Joralemon StreetBrooklyn, NY 11201

BronxWed, May 133-4 pmBronx Library Center310 East Kingsbridge RoadBronx, NY 10458

Staten IslandTuesday, May 19 3-4 pmStaten Island Borough Hall10 Richmond Terrace, Conference Room 122Staten Island, NY 10301

QueensWed, May 203-4 pmGreater Astoria Historical SocietyQuinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, 4th FloorLong Island City, NY 11106

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