The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp. is staging a ribbon-cutting tomorrow at Marcy Plaza to announce the official completion of the $20 million revitalization of a mile-long stretch of Fulton Street in Bed Stuy. The seven-year-long renovation of Restoration Plaza and other public plazas on Fulton has added public art and wi-fi and created “new green space, outdoor cultural and community event spaces, and expanded sidewalks with new benches and lighting to create public destinations and safer, more walkable, vibrant streets,” according to a press release. The improvements also sparked $91 million of private investment in housing and retail, creating more than 300 units of mixed-income housing in the area.
The ribbon-cutting and press conference will take place at 10 am tomorrow at Marcy Plaza at the corner of Fulton and Marcy Avenue. Various community groups, city officials, and plenty of pols will be on hand, including Council Member Al Vann. During a breakfast starting at 8:30 am, New York City Human Resources Administration Commissioner Robert Doar and Community Service Society Executive Director David Jones will discuss “how their pioneering fathers influenced their choice of careers.” GMAP