Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Work Soon to Begin On New Willoughby Pedestrian Plaza

The blue street furniture on the Adams Street side of the popular Willoughby Pedestrian Plaza has disappeared in anticipation of the construction of a permanent pedestrian plaza. (In this photo we're looking north along the Adams Street Service Road towards the 345 Adams and the Marriott; the future Shake Shack is out of sight on the right.)

It looks so bare now, after several years of planters, street furniture, and the friendly fruit and hot dog stands. But the planned plaza, a project of DOT and the MetroTech BID, will have a new surface, landscaping, turf restoration, outdoor seating, new drainage and a water fountain.

According to MetroTech BID, the success of the “test” plaza lead to an allocation of two million dollars to make it permanent, and the creation of DOT’s city-wide Plaza Program, now popping up all over the five boroughs. DOT is accepting applications to work with selected not-for-profit organizations to create neighborhood plazas throughout the City. Information sessions take place throughout May.

Are you wondering where they put the cement planters, blue metal tables and umbrellas that were in the Adams Street Service Road?

 Here they are -- inside a fenced in area at Brooklyn Bridge Park, of course!

Photos by MK Metz

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Jodaroma said...

To be noted that as of this morning, all of the blue furniture was still up! As was the fruit stand.

mcbrooklyn said...

They put it back? Was gone Monday...