Downtown Brooklyn gets $10M for revitalization initiative

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Downtown Brooklyn is getting a major makeover thanks to a $10 million revitalization initiative award.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced six new transformational projects receiving funding in Downtown Brooklyn as part of efforts to revitalize the city's economy and create more opportunities for New Yorkers. Those projects include improving streetscapes and pedestrian safety, creating a digital tech center at the Ingersoll Community Center, upgrading Commodore Barry Park, improving accessibility to the Brooklyn Navy Yard and creating a public art fund.

There are also plans to turn Walt Whitman Library into a modern community hub by renovating and expanding the outdated program space at the historic public library branch to support job training and community programming. The space will soon have a new community room, floor, furniture, shelves, and a completely improved layout of the children, teen and adult sections of the library.

The area is one of 10 neighborhoods receiving a total of $100 million across the state.

 

 

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