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Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

New Design for Parkside Plaza to Be Unveiled This Weekend

The makeover for the space outside the Parkside train station will include tables, chairs and plantings.

Downtown Brooklyn »

String of Public Plazas and Parks Planned for Downtown Brooklyn

The mayor recently announced a series of projects that will transform Downtown Brooklyn's green spaces. 

Williamsburg »

Public Plaza Proposed on Broadway near Bedford Avenue

The plaza would open near Peter Luger Steakhouse and the Williamsburg Arts and Historical Center.

Upper East Side »

Metropolitan Museum Plaza Construction Will Re-route Bus and Foot Traffic

The Met's $60 million plaza rehab will impact Fifth Avenue pedestrian and bus traffic.

Upper East Side »

Met Slashes 280 Planned Seats From Plaza Redesign

The Met plans cut 280 chairs from the originally planned 400.

Elmhurst »

Cultural Festival Coming to Newly-Renovated Dunningham Triangle

A festival highlighting local food, music and dancing is coming to Dunningham Triangle.

Corona »

Pedestrian Plaza Brings Much-Needed Open Space to Corona

A new pedestrian plaza in Corona has neighbors enjoying the great outdoors.

Financial District »

Chase Bank Officials Defend Continued Closure of Lower Manhattan Plaza

The 70,000-square-foot Chase Manhattan plaza will stay closed until the spring of 2013, officials said.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Upper East Siders Block 'Starbucks' Part of Met Museum Plan

The UES comunity board rejected part of the plan that would bring seats and tables to the plaza.  

Downtown »

TriBeCa Residents Push for Permanent Pedestrian Plaza on Hudson Street

The Friends of Bogardus Garden want to make the plaza at Hudson and Chambers streets permanent.

Downtown »

Occupy Wall Street Puts Spotlight on Privately Owned Public Spaces

Privately owned public spaces, or POPs, are under the spotlight, thanks to the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Board Blasts Astor Place Plaza Design as Too 'Park Avenue'

Community Board 3 rejected the design plan for a new public plaza in Astor Place for not paying tribute to the area's history.

Downtown »

Barren Pace University Plaza Could Become Urban Oasis

Pace University is applying for funding to transform the plaza in front of its lower Manhattan campus.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Redesign of Central Park Lookout Delayed After Criticism

Critics complain the plan to repave the circle on the Cherry Hill concourse would make it look like a parking lot.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Chatham Square Plaza to Get Spruced Up After Skaters Roll Out

Neighbor efforts to rid Kimlau Square of skaters and cyclists have led to more seating in the busy public plaza.