A stretch of Lafayette Avenue in Clinton Hill is set to get a "greenstreet" makeover, courtesy of the city Parks Department.
Starting this month, work is scheduled to begin on replacing old cobblestones on the north side of Lafayette between St. James Place and the driveway of Ryerson Towers, a Parks spokeswoman confirmed.
The work will include the installation of a series of plazas with new cobbles and planted with new trees, shrubs and perennials. In addition, existing trees will be pruned and sidewalk repairs will be made.
Planned in three phases, the project looks to transform the mall adjacent to several housing towers, and P.S. 270 from an empty and underused space to a place where residents and visitors can linger, relax and enjoy a small sliver of nature.
The portion of the project between St. James Place and Ryerson Towers, as well as the second phase between Pioneer Supermarket and , are expected to be completed in spring 2013, according to Parks.
The third and final phase, stretching from Pratt Towers to Classon Avenue, is expected to be finished at the end of summer 2013.