Public Workshop for Pedestrian Plaza in Kensington on Wednesday, April 29th, 7:30 p.m.
Plaza at McDonald Avenue and Avenue C in Kensington, Brooklyn
Kensington residents have an opportunity to get a second
pedestrian plaza in our neighborhood. All that we're being asked to do is go to
a meeting at P.S. 179 and explain that we want it.
In 2012, when we wanted our first pedestrian plaza, the
Department of Transportation (DOT) agreed to give it to us. It's Kensington
Plaza on Beverley Road, near McDonald Avenue. If residents approve a second plaza
and the community board also agrees to it, DOT will build it.
The existing, unused concrete triangle on McDonald Avenue,
near the intersection of Avenue C, would be the location for this new public
space. DOT would provide us with moveable tables and chairs, umbrellas, and
planters. The Kensington Stewards and the Neighborhood Plaza Partnership would
manage the plaza and keep it clean.
Please voice your opinion at a public workshop about this
addition to our neighborhood. Offer suggestions for its design and how it could
be used so it would benefit the community. Show your support for it at the workshop
at P.S. 179, 202 Avenue C, on Wednesday, April 29th, at 7:30 p.m.
To arrange for physical access to the workshop, contact
Emily Weidenhof at the Department of Transportation at (212) 839-4325 or
eweidenhof @ dot.nyc.gov.
The Kensington Stewards is a group of volunteers who
live in Kensington and got together a few years ago to work on community projects:
getting Kensington Plaza built, getting metal guards put around trees on Church
Avenue, planting daffodils and other flowers by the trees, and holding sidewalk
Neighborhood Plaza Partnership (NPP), a program of
The Horticultural Society of New York, is working with The Kensington Stewards.
With their professional guidance, our plaza will be clean, green, and
-- The Kensington