DOT works with local partners to create neighborhood plazas throughout the City, transforming underused streets into vibrant public spaces. The Plaza Program includes one-day plaza projects, interim plazas created with temporary materials, and permanent plazas. Our plaza partners are responsible for on-going maintenance. DOT provides financial and technical support through the Plaza Equity program when neighborhoods need assistance.
Strategic Plan 2016 Initiative
Related OneNYC Initiative
Short-Term Milestones (by end of 2017)
In partnership with local communities, DOT will create 2 new plazas.
The NYC Plaza Program continues to thrive, helping to ensure all New Yorkers live within a ten-minute walk of high-quality open spaces. In 2017, DOT opened Myrtle-Cooper Plaza in Glendale, Queens and Myrtle Avenue Plaza in Clinton Hill, as well as the newly reconstructed Avenue C Plaza in Kensington, Brooklyn, 185th Street Plaza in Washington Heights, Manhattan and 71st Avenue Plaza in Ridgewood, Queens. At the end of 2017, there were 74 plazas citywide that have either been completed or are in some phase of planning, design, or construction.
Medium-Term Milestones (by end of 2021)
In partnership with local communities, DOT will create 10 additional plazas.