Thursday, March 15, 2012


From the office of City Councilmember Brad Lander:
I wanted to write and let you know that today the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) began replacing and re-grading the extended sidewalk at the intersection of Church Avenue and Beverley Road, the location of the proposed Kensington Plaza project. DOT is re-grading the sidewalk in response to concerns raised about ice and ponding at the intersection. The work is to expected to be completed by next Wednesday and DOT assured us that entrance to the businesses will not blocked during this time.

Thanks again to everyone who attended the community meeting about the Kensington Plaza last month.  Councilmember Lander looks forward to working with you to build the community space in Kensington that residents have requested.  As we discussed at the meeting, the additional tree pits are being added right away.  Since the meeting, DOT has been working on modifying the proposed plaza design based on your input, but this concrete work is something that needs to happen no matter what the status of other ideas for the space, so DOT has moved ahead with it.

Two dozen people have already joined the volunteer stewardship group (let me know if you’d like to be part of it) and are planning to meet and discuss ways to make this space best serve the residents of Kensington. We are also working to address graffiti, lighting, traffic, and other issues that were raised. We look forward to reporting back to you with our progress soon and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns at 718-499-1090 or czinnel @