Great New Plaza Turns Street into a Public Space in NYC’s Queens : TreeHugger


This quick post from Michael Graham Richard details a new plaza in Corona, Queens. I find this place really interesting, because it’s users are not the sort of well-to-do 20-somethings using these things in West Chelsea, but immigrant families who are eating, playing, and reading here, and then at 7:00 PM, volunteers take down the tables and chairs and sweep the plaza because they haven’t found a maintenance contractor yet. A really great example of a community taking advantage of underutilized road infrastructure to make something better.

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