Today marked the ribbon cutting for DOT’s first completed permanent capital-improvement plaza project in New York City, the Willoughby Plaza. The DOT opened up this Downtown Brooklyn pedestrian space as a “tester” in 2006. The DOT ultimately deemed the space successful and decided to build it out permanently, so it’s been closed since this summer undergoing a $2 million renovation. The 14,000-square-foot space wraps around the southwest corner of 345 Adams Street and it’s boasting new greenery, bike racks and public seating. The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership will bring public programming to the space in the coming months. You can see the DBP’s pictures of the ribbon cutting at their Facebook page.
Photo by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership