plaza

Plaza a place to relax in Ridgewood
Plaza a place to relax in Ridgewood
News Billy Rennison 10/11/2012 at 12:29PM

A quarter century after the idea originated, the plan for a Ridgewood pedestrian plaza finally came to fruition. The plaza, situated on 71st Avenue between Myrtle Avenue and Stephen Street, was closed to traffic during the first week of October. Chairs and tables were expected to be delivered to the street as The Courier Sun [...]

One day plaza met with mixed feelings
One day plaza met with mixed feelings
News Alexa Altman 8/30/2012 at 10:47AM

Walk this way, just for a day. On Saturday, August 25, the Department of Transportation (DOT) set up a temporary pedestrian plaza in Astoria, allowing residents to relax, stroll and sample their neighborhood with more open space, after locals expressed mixed feelings about the proposed piazza. DOT officials set up tables, chairs, umbrellas and planters [...]

Leaders, merchants reach deal on Jackson Heights plaza
Leaders, merchants reach deal on Jackson Heights plaza
News Billy Rennison 8/16/2012 at 9:30AM

An agreement reached by store owners and local leaders aims to rid a year-old Jackson Heights plaza of vagrants and begin bringing business back. A pedestrian plaza on 37th Road between 73rd Street and 74th Street, which consists of mostly South Asian businesses, opened in September 2011 to create a court for residents to walk, [...]

DOT presents plan for Glendale plaza
DOT presents plan for Glendale plaza
News Billy Rennison 5/08/2012 at 5:00PM

Some locals are worried a proposed pedestrian plaza won’t be a walk in the park for drivers. Under the plan, a public space would be constructed between famed German restaurant Zum Stammtisch and the Glendale Veterans Triangle, closing off 70th Street between Myrtle and Cooper avenues. Benches, greenery and outdoor seating for Zum Stammtisch would [...]

‘Bowne’d for Renovations: Upgrades coming to Flushing park
‘Bowne’d for Renovations: Upgrades coming to Flushing park
News Steve Mosco 2/15/2012 at 12:56PM

No matter the weather or time of year, crowds gather on a daily and nightly basis at Bowne Park in Flushing, where the game is bocce ball and everyone plays. “Sometimes you can wait an hour to play,” said Sime Stulic, who has played at the park for more years than he can remember. “We [...]