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