The Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave Station on Wyckoff between Gates and Myrtle. Photo by Harrison Leong via Wikimedia Commons.

A historically gnarly stretch of Wyckoff Avenue that lies along the border of Brooklyn and Queens next to the Myrtle-Wyckoff station on the L and M subway lines is slated to become a pedestrian plaza, and the Department of Transportation will be seeking Bushwick’s help planning it at two upcoming public events.

This Saturday, April 9th, the designated area will be closed to vehicular traffic and the DOT will host programming and provide seating so the public can get a feel for what the space will be like as a plaza. At a public meeting at I.S. 77 on Seneca Ave. in Ridgewood last week, members of the public suggested uses for the public plaza that included a farmer’s market, free wifi and a mural, according to QNS; Saturday’s street closure, which is scheduled to be held from 10am-6pm, will provide insight into which of these ideas would work well in the space.

Additionally, a Vision Zero Public Workshop about the project has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 23rd at 6:30pm at the Bushwick School for Social Justice at 400 Iriving Ave (at Woodbine street, off of the Myrtle-Wyckoff stop on the L and the M). The public will have the opportunity to help the DOT “identify street safety concerns & discuss design solutions,” and the steps and timeline of the project will be discussed.

This workshop was added to the schedule for the project at the request of Brooklyn Community Board 4; at last month’s public meeting, CB4 District Manager Nadine Whitted told the public that the board wanted to ensure that a workshop would be held that would be accessible to members of the Bushwick community.

Wyckoff Ave Plaza Workshop – Brooklyn

We’ll see you there.