Mayor de Blasio hopes to spruce up Downtown Brooklyn with new improvement plan


There is no word yet on how much de Blasio's plan will cost.

Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to glitz up Downtown Brooklyn by creating new parks, stores and a sprawling greenway.

The city plans to reinvent the so-called "Brooklyn strand" by turning the parks, plazas and greenways between Borough Hall and Brooklyn Bridge Park into a promenade of sorts. There are also plans to make streets safer and more inviting.

The city is looking to create a business...

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