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Putnam vs. Fowler? A Pedestrian Plaza Matchup

Grading two spaces—one proposed, the other in its infancy.

Both Putnam Triangle and Fowler Square are named for wartime generals, occupy roughly the same space and provide vital meeting places for neigborhood residents.

And starting in May, the two public areas will be the site of the city Department of Transporation's pedestrian plaza experiment.

With warm weather ushering throngs of residents to the , and with the , we'd thought it was a good time to ask residents this question:

Which plaza do you think will be the most succesful in terms of use by fellow Fort Greene-Clinton Hillers?

Or are both a bad fit for the neighborhood?

Scott Kochman March 22, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Pedestrian plazas are bad because they keep cars out of the neighborhood and ruin business. Barclay's Arena is bad because it attracts cars to the neighborhood and ruins business. Girls! Girls! You're BOTH pretty!
FortGreener March 23, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Pedestrian plazas are good because most NYers walk or take mass transit and so more people equals more business.

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