August 7th, 2007
[Update: Aug 8 10:30am - Press Conference is Postponed due to the earlier storm.]
The Dumbo Improvement District is having a press conference with the City’s Department of Transportation on Wednesday to formally announce the creation of the Pearl Street Triangle in Dumbo. Here’s the press release:
Last winter, the Board of Directors of the Dumbo Improvement District unanimously adopted the BID’s 2007 Strategic Plan which included as one of its first major initiatives the transformation of a parking lot on Pearl Street into a vibrant pedestrian plaza and public art space. I’m happy to say that less than 6 months later this vision has been realized as you can see from the images below and attached.
Next Wednesday, August 8th at 12:30p.m., the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold a press conference to formally unveil the Pearl Street Triangle, as part of their new public plaza initiative. Representatives from the administration will be on hand to hear remarks from DOT Commissioner Sadik-Khan. To accompany the announcement, music will be provided by halcyon the shop and food will be available from Brooklyn’s Brown, a mobile gourmet coffee and sandwich shop that plans to make the new Triangle a regular stop on their weekly route (www.brooklynsbrown.com).
Please join us for the annoucement so we can publicly thank the neighborhood for their assistance in this project and take a first hand look at what we have been able to accomplish. Hope to see you all there!
There are a lot of rumors on this blog about the Pearl Street Triangle, so if you have any questions, you can attend the press conference or post your questions in the comments below. I have one: There’s a rumor that this plaza is a pilot program. Is this true and will it possibly turn into a permanent installation with raised curbs or in-ground trees?
Oh by the way, did anyone else notice the new potted trees on the sidewalk along Pearl St?:
For commenter whosincharge?, it’s not in-ground trees, but it’s a start. That raises another question: Will there be in-ground trees along the sidewalk?