Thursday, April 16, 2009

ATTENTION: NYC-DOT Launches 2nd NYC Plaza Program [PlaNYC 2030]


On Wednesday, April 14, 2009, The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) launched the second round of the NYC Plaza Program. A key part of Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC 2030, the NYC Plaza Program is a community-based planning program that will create new plazas every year so that all New Yorkers will have greater access to quality open space.

Through this program, eligible non-for-profit organizations propose sites within the public right of way (street and sidewalks) to be built as plazas. Selected sites are fully designed and constructed as permanent plazas. Nonprofit applicants are involved in the design of the plazas and become partners with the city to maintain, program, and manage the sites. We urge interested nonprofits to discuss concepts with their Community Boards to get their input and to include them in the decision-making process. Early collaboration and partnerships will lead to successful projects.

To learn more about the NYC Plaza Program and to get current updates, please visit www.nyc.gov/plazas. On the website you can download the program Guidelines and the Application. Proposals may be submitted by email. The deadline is Tuesday, June 30, 2009. The first information session has been scheduled; please feel free to attend to get an overview of the program and to have your questions answered.

Information Session #1:
Monday, May 4th from 3:00-4:00pm
NYC DOT
220 Church, Rm. 814
New York, NY 10013

The dates/times for following information sessions will be posted on the website: www.nyc.gov/plazas.

To RSVP for an info session, please email plazas@dot.nyc.gov or call Vaidila Kungys at (212) 442-7154.

To see which sites were awarded in the first round of the Program, visit the website (www.nyc.gov/plazas) and click on the "Round I Plazas" link.

1 comment:

Vernon Malcolm said...

Them boys in Bayside are the most dangerous and backwards of all. The city should toughen inspections for medical, psychiatric and vehicle reasons to cut down the number of congestion. This way, we will also get the voters against congestion pricing, who live in Bayside and Staten Island, to move away. Free health care means psychiatric care for all those angry talk radio white males! They are all overweight from driving around too much, burdening the city health system!