As the Lower East Side continues to grow and evolve, the Lower East Side Partnership has undertaken a robust placemaking strategy to support the area’s community and economic development initiatives.

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The Partnership engaged FANTÁSTICA to create a “placemaking toolkit” to activate a series of public spaces with modular street furniture, lighting, and bicycle storage.

The first phase implemented at Seward Park and the Division and Canal plaza includes a series of nine benches featuring the work of local artists. Further improvements will be rolled out at Delancey Plaza in the coming year.


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