Help us reimagine the Brooklyn Strand
September 15, 2015
If you call Brooklyn home, we want to hear your voice about the Brooklyn Strand.
Along with Community Board 2’s Park Committee, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is holding the second public workshop this Monday evening to offer local residents the opportunity to play a direct role in reinventing a series of disconnected parks and plazas stretching from Borough Hall to Brooklyn Bridge Park, known as the Brooklyn Strand.
The initiative will also improve safety, create pedestrian and bike access, form spaces and programs for the local community, and act as a world-class gateway into the borough.
Doors are open to Brooklyn residents interested in participating in voicing ideas about re-envisioning the areas under and along the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway from the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges to Commodore Barry Park – the second phase in the Brooklyn Strand cmmunity planning process.
The first phase of the community-driven vision was presented at a public meeting in March of this year, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams recently allocated funds toward two of the projects – re-opening the Brooklyn War Memorial and helping to transform Borough Hall Park into an iconic space for all Brooklynites to enjoy.
The public workshop takes place on Monday, September 21st from 6pm to 7:30pm at the Whitman Willoughby Senior Center at 105 North Portland Avenue. Find out more about the Brooklyn Strand, enjoy light refreshments, and as this is a social event, please, bring a friend!
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