City OKs $3 Million Plan to Decorate Sidewalks in Fort Greene Theater District

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The city and a group of developers are planning to spend $3,000,000 on fancy sidewalks to demarcate the newly renamed Brooklyn Cultural District, aka the area around Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in Fort Greene. The new sidewalks will have moody footlights embedded in them and, in some areas, a design scored into the tinted cement. Above, before-and-after images showing the new sidewalks. There will also be new tree pits, trees and benches.

The idea is to let people know they’re in the Brooklyn Cultural District, both The Brooklyn Paper and Crain’s reported. The sidewalk revamp will take several years.

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership helped push the proposal through the review process, said Brooklyn Paper. Half the cost will be fronted by developers who are putting up new buildings in the area. The other half will come from the city.

Do you think this will enhance the area?

Fort Greene Gets Fancy-Schmancy Sidewalks [Brooklyn Paper]
Brooklyn Cultural District Will Get a Makeover [Crain's]
Image by WXY Architecture and Urban Design via Brooklyn Paper

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