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Wanna do something great for the Washington Ave retail strip - that will only take about two minutes?
Click here to go to the DOT's CityBench online request form:
Request CityBenches for the new DOT sidewalk extension at Washington, Grand and Park. The total lack of public seating along the Washington retail strip is frustrating and off-putting. The new pedestrian peninsula is a natural spot to sit and sip a coffee, read the paper and meet your neighbors. More local eyes on the street mean less street crime and will make the street more welcoming to visitors too.
Our friends at Grand and Fulton have SIX of these benches in and around the new pedestrian mall (see image below). The senior center across the street on Fulton was likely a motivator.
On the DOT form, check "in front of a municipal facility" (the NYPD task force) and "in a commercial zone or shopping district" and give the address as "Washington Ave at Grand Ave and Park Place" and the owner as NYC DOT.
That triangle intersection should be to Washington Ave what Madison Square or Union Square are to Broadway - and some day it will be (when we replace the garage with a Shake Shack and their lot full of junked cars with a landscaped seating area)!