Activate Our Plazas

We manage one million feet of public space in Downtown Brooklyn. That includes some of Brooklyn’s busiest plazas in New York City’s third largest shopping district. You can reach thousands of residents and office workers in the heart of Brooklyn’s central business district.  

Willoughby Plaza

On weekdays, this plaza sees an average of 40,000 people per day passing through. Those pedestrian numbers are 70 percent of the count of 42nd Street South (Times Square), 110 percent of the Garment District’s 7th Avenue, and nearly double that of 125th Street in Manhattan. 

This beautiful plaza sits just off the bustling Fulton Mall, a key shopping destination in Brooklyn, and is surrounded by popular restaurants and lit by tivoli lights in the evenings. Just steps from Downtown Brooklyn’s 11 colleges, the 30,000 office workers of MetroTech, and several court buildings in the area, Willoughby Plaza a prime location for high visibility for your brand. 

Scenes from Willoughby Plaza

Albee Square

Right in the center of Downtown Brooklyn, Albee Square is just a block from the world-famous Junior’s restaurant and the new City Point development, home to Century 21 Department Stores, Alamo Draft House Cinema, and the soon-to-open Trader Joe’s, Target, and DeKalb Market Hall. 

An already-central location, foot traffic is set to increase steadily over the coming months and years as the number of residents and businesses located adjacent to Albee Square grow. 

Scenes from Albee Square

MetroTech Commons

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 outside to parents playing with their children after work. The Commons is the location for major events, such as BAM’s Rhythm & Blues Festival during the summer, outdoor fairs, and more. Public art, both temporary and permanent works, are also regularly on display thanks to the Public Art Fund.

Scenes from MetroTech Commons

The Plaza @ 300 Ashland

The expansive plaza 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 a variety of events. 

As with all public open space throughout Downtown Brooklyn, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership manages, programs, and maintains the plaza. DBP has partnered with premier local organizations such as Mark Morris Dance Group, Brooklyn Public Library, TFANA, BRIC Arts Media, and BAM, to offer free, high-quality programming, as well as a range of fitness and recreation classes with Chelsea Piers Fitness Brooklyn.

Scenes from the Plaza @ 300 Ashland


Want to know more about partnering with us on public events here in Downtown Brooklyn? Contact Ariana Hellerman for info on how you can help us keep our plazas activated!