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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Reconnecting Grand Army Plaza

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Grand Army Plaza, Reinvented

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Last Saturday, the opening of the Design Trust for Public Space’s "Reinventing Grand Army Plaza" exhibit quickly transformed the plaza, normally devoid of any street life, into a vibrant public space. Visitors were welcomed with live music, a dance performance, food and exhibition tours. This photo set on Flickr has over 400 shots from Saturday’s […]

Pedestrian-Friendly Changes for Grand Army Plaza

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GAPCo Wins Design Trust Fellowship

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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 […]