Tonight: DOT Presents “Significant” Improvements for Grand Army Plaza

Just a reminder, DOT’s presentation to a joint meeting of Brooklyn CB 6, CB 8, and CB 9 starts at 6:30 at the Brooklyn Public Library main branch. Word is that the advocates who’ve been working for years to make Grand Army Plaza a better public space are excited about this one, and if you live in the area you won’t want to miss it.

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With two stops in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan, the Department of Transportation this week continues its tour of community boards to present plans for city bike-share. In last week’s presentation to Manhattan Community Board 2, DOT officials provided new details on the proposed boundaries for the bike-share system, its cost structure, siting criteria and […]

Flashback: Grand Army Plaza Public Workshop, March 2007

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With Brooklyn Community Board 6 unanimously approving DOT’s modifications to the Prospect Park West bike lane, the public process surrounding this project has passed another milestone. Including committee votes, last night marked the fourth CB vote in the last two years in favor of the PPW redesign or the city’s proposed changes to it. The […]

It’s Time for DOT to Think Big at Grand Army Plaza

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The view of Grand Army Plaza from Union Street. DOT has proposed converting parking on Union to another moving lane. Union Street in Brooklyn has a problem: The queue of cars waiting to drive through the intersection at Grand Army Plaza sometimes stretches as far as the eye can see. The bottleneck, which causes a […]

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 […]

How Would You Reinvent Grand Army Plaza?

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This morning officials announced the winners of the "Reinventing Grand Army Plaza" competition, a contest that drew 200+ proposals for transforming the gateway to Prospect Park into a public space worthy of its landmark status. A jury composed mainly of designers, planners and community advocates selected four designs to receive cash prizes, while winnowing the […]