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At a recent Community Board 2 meeting, the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership expressed its hopes to create a new public plaza underneath the BQE. According to a DNAinfo report, the plans for the renovated space could include everything from a weekend farmers market to food trucks, public sculptures, a garden center, musical performances and even a dog run.

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The area deemed for renovation is located near where Steuben Street meets Park Avenue. Meeting goers say that the area is a particularly shady place in the Wallabout District of Clinton Hill where some people may be illegally dumping their trash and performing other unsavory activities.

“This is unique because we are trying to activate a space that is essentially dead and neglected,” DNAinfo heard Michael Blaise Backer, director of the partnership, saying at the recent meeting. “This would not be a plaza as most people have come to know it but a way to activate a space underneath elevated transportation.”

For now, plans in the area are just in the beginning stages as the partnership is waiting to receive a NYC DOT Public Plaza grant to fund the development of the space. But we could hear updated news about space in the next two weeks when the Community Board 2 hosts its next meeting.

via DNAinfo