Make the Bogardus Plaza a Permanent Part of TriBeCa
in September 2010, the NYC Department of Transportation partnered with a local non-profit, the Friends of Bogardus Garden, to convert the small, under-used stretch of Hudson Street, between Chambers and Reade Streets, into a pedestrian plaza.
The community board approved the creation of this plaza, but only on a temporary basis, for the expected duration of the Chambers Street construction project. However, since it's creation, the Plaza has become a highly valued community asset; a cozy hub that welcomes neighbors, students, tourists and our local workforce each day, as well as is the site of many enriching and well-attended community events.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
If you are in favor of the Bogardus Plaza becoming a permanent part of the downtown community, please show your support by signing our petition:
I strongly endorse the Friends of Bogardus Garden’s application to make the pedestrian plaza on Hudson Street between Reade and Chambers Streets, a permanent part of our community. I believe it improves our neighborhood by creating a vibrant public gathering area, as well as supports local businesses by bringing foot traffic to what was once a lightly-used stretch of road.