Activate Our Plazas



Downtown Brooklyn is home to some of the busiest plazas in NYC. Our plazas are available for events, markets, public art installations, commercial photography shoots and filming. Or partner with us on our popular community programming for your next pop-up or branding opportunity.

Why Downtown Brooklyn?

45,000 residents
74,000 employees
43,000 college students
15 million annual visitors
$3.9B+ in annual retail and dining sales
World class venues and cultural institutions of the Brooklyn Cultural District
13 subway lines and LIRR commuter trains (including the three busiest stations in Brooklyn)

Albee Square

Stats:
18,800 square feet
Daily pedestrian count: 13,500
Lighting: In-ground uplighting, overhead string lighting, three in-plaza streetlights
Movable furniture: Bistro tables and chairs; DBP-branded umbrellas
Food concession with alcohol license

Albee Square sits at the heart of famous Fulton Mall, next to City Point (home to Century 21, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Trader Joe’s, Target, and DeKalb Market Food Hall). Albee Square has hosted concerts, outdoor movies, fashion shows, pop-up beach and carnival parties, among many others. Albee Square has become a gathering place for the community and a spacious venue for great programming and sponsorship.

MetroTech Commons

Stats:
150,000+ square feet
Pedestrian count: 13,600 on weekdays; 5,000 on weekends
Lighting: Overhead string lighting
Movable furniture: Bistro tables & chairs; Adirondack chairs

Located in the heart of the bustling office campus known as MetroTech Center, the Commons is a large open space where you are bound to find everyone from workers having lunch to parents playing with their children after work. The Commons is the location for events such as BAM’s R&B Festival, outdoor fairs, and DBP’s Summer @ MetroTech series of fitness classes and ping pong tournaments.

The Plaza @ 300 Ashland

Stats:
35,300 square feet
Lighting: 4 in-plaza streetlights
Movable furniture: Bistro tables & chairs

The expansive Plaza at 300 Ashland sits at the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District, adjacent to brownstone Brooklyn neighborhoods of Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, and Park Slope. The design of the plaza, with its broad sweep of steps overlooking Downtown Brooklyn, affords the perfect venue for large-scale festivals, markets, and community events. DBP has partnered with premier local organizations such as BAM, BRIC, Chelsea Piers Fitness, Brooklyn Public Library, Mark Morris Dance Group, and TFANA to offer free, high-quality programming. It is also on the Mile 8 marker on the NYC Marathon route - perfect for promoting your brand to the cheering crowds.

Willoughby Plaza

Stats:
14,700 square feet
Pedestrian count: 9,000 on weekdays; 4,000 on weekends
Lighting: In-ground uplighting, overhead string lighting, four in-plaza streetlights
Movable furniture: Bistro tables and chairs; DBP-branded umbrellas
Food + beverage concession

Just off the bustling Fulton Mall (Brooklyn’s most famous shopping district), Willoughby Plaza is surrounded by popular restaurants and cozily lit by tivoli lights in the evenings. Steps from Downtown Brooklyn’s NYU campus, bustling MetroTech Center, and the Court Street commercial corridor, the plaza sees a lot of weekday foot traffic. Our popular Summer Salsa series takes place here as well as pop-up piano bars, game nights, fashion shows, and concerts. Willoughby Plaza is a prime location for a variety of events and commercial activations.

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Interested in staging an event in Downtown Brooklyn? Please submit a proposal as far in advance as possible. All site fees are used to operate and maintain Downtown Brooklyn’s public spaces.

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Want to know more about partnering with us on public events here in Downtown Brooklyn? Contact us to request more information.