The Brooklyn Strand is a community-driven placemaking and urban revitalization effort to connect Downtown Brooklyn to its waterfront and create an iconic gateway into Brooklyn.
While working at the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, our team in partnership with renowned architecture firm, WXY, helped advance the initial set of ideas by securing public funding to launch a robust community engagement process, which included a series of charrettes with more than 60 stakeholder groups over a two-year period.
The result is a community-driven vision that rethinks a mid-20th century urban plan developed for car infrastructure to create a more continuous city fabric that is walkable, bike-friendly, and ultimately connects Downtown Brooklyn to the waterfront and neighborhoods in between.
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"New Renderings Show Updates to Brooklyn Strand Project," DNAinfo, May 9, 2016.
"New Renderings of Future Brooklyn Strand Put an Elevator on the Brooklyn Bridge," Gothamist, May 7, 2016.
"A New de Blasio Plan Could Save Downtown Brooklyn from Automobiles - If It Ever Gets Built," New York Magazine, May 6, 2016.
"First Renderings of Downtown Brooklyn's Greenway, Revealed!" Curbed, March 18, 2015.
"The New Plan to Connect Downtown Brooklyn to its Waterfront," Streetsblog, March 18, 2015.