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Oct 27, 2015 5:51 PM ET

Archived: The Parkside Plaza Annual Fundraiser: to continue to keep the plaza and its flowers, benches, tables and programming running

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 27, 2015

The Parkside Plaza Annual Fundraiser

the project

We are a diverse group of neighbors and businesses working to build a public plaza at the corner of Parkside and Ocean Avenues in Brooklyn. Just last year, there was only barren concrete. On May 2, 2015, the plaza was officially opened! With your support we have planted flowers, installed benches, movable tables and chairs and hosted cultural events. Through Grow NYC, the plaza has also hosted a Farmer’s Market! We hope to continue, providing these amenities for everyone in our neighborhood!

the steps

Prior to the plaza opening on May 2, 2015, we have been working with Neighborhood Plaza Partnerships (NPP) to help us care for the plaza. NPP cleans the plaza, waters and updates the plants and foliage and manages the moveable furniture. Their services are critical to making the plaza beautiful for the neighborhood.  Our next steps are to continue to utilize the services of NPP, so our neighborhood can enjoy the plaza and its flowers, chairs, tables and programming and the farmer’s market.

why we’re doing it

For decades, the plaza has been neglected, wind-swept, sun-burned and underutilized. With your support we opened the plaza this year and transformed our neighborhood. This is our chance to keep it green, beautiful–and an honor to everyone who lives here. The Plaza is now a part of our lives and we want our community plaza to continue to be accessible and enjoyable by everyone.

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