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Workers Putting Finishing Touches on Fowler Square Plaza

FORT GREENE — The Fowler Square Pedestrian Plaza was nearing completion on Wednesday as workers were busy planting flowers and orange and grey tables and chairs were laying on the ground waiting to be erected.

A Department of Transportation employee on the scene said they hoped to have the ready by Friday.

The plaza, which is on South Elliot Place between Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street, came under fire from some residents for taking away parking and driving space.

It was eventually approved by Community Board 2 and construction began last week.

Local businesses around the square pushed for the plaza.

"It's good for business for all of us," said Smoke Joint employee Chrissy Hopson, 23, on Monday. "People will get take-out and sit there."