Marcy Plaza Ribbon-Cutting
Today, NYCEDC President Kyle Kimball joined members of the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation in cutting the ribbon for Marcy Plaza in Brooklyn’s historic Bed-Stuy neighborhood.
Marcy Plaza is part of The Fulton Street Redevelopment Initiative, a mile-long streetscape improvement project along Fulton Street in Brooklyn. The plaza, created from an underutilized section of roadway, is designed to attract economic growth to the historic neighborhood.
With sidewalk upgrades, new lighting, and landscaping, Marcy Plaza creates a vibrant gathering space at the center of the the Bedford-Stuyvesant Gateway Business Improvement District. It also serves critical economic development functions by making the area safer and by attracting diverse, new businesses to the neighborhood. Marble, glass, and ceramic mosaic designs adorn the heart of the Plaza, thanks to the Department of Cultural Affairs' Percent for Art Program.
In its full scope, Marcy Plaza reflects the diverse community of Bed-Stuy, building on the neighborhood's existing institutions while adding additional amenities that will revitalize the community and improve residents' quality of life.