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Minding the GAP: Reclaiming Brooklyn’s Premier Public Space

  • Soldiers and Sailors Arch at Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn (map)

Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza is the heart of the borough. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux as the gateway to Prospect Park, and home to civic institutions, monuments and grand residences, it is also the nexus of six major roadways. Join Rob Witherwax of the Grand Army Plaza Coalition (GAPCo) for a tour of its history, focusing on recent, current, and future projects which enhance its public spaces, improve traffic management and create a safer, better Plaza.

Every day, all over the city, Transportation Alternatives is working to revitalize New York City’s neighborhoods and restore a vibrant culture of street life. This walk features one of the many communities where T.A. advocacy brings safe and healthy streets for all.

Time: 10:00am-11:30am

Date: Saturday May 5, 2012

Event Start: Soldiers and Sailors Arch at Grand Army Plaza

Event End: Plaza Street and Vanderbilt Avenue; Near Grand Army Plaza 2/3 subway station

Hosts: Transportation Alternatives, Grand Army Plaza Coalition (GAPCo)

Registration: RSVP at

Accessibility:  Fully Accessible

Earlier Event: May 5
Brownstone Brooklyn