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Mayor Breaks Ground on $4.5M Renovations to Make Diversity Plaza Permanent 

(DNAINFO) Katie Honan | July 21, 2017 — Officials on Friday morning broke ground on a $4.45 million project to make Diversity Plaza, which opened in 2012, a permanent public space.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, as part of his week in Queens, joined Councilman Danny Dromm, Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, and NYC Department of Design and Construction Acting Commissioner Ana Barrio for the ceremonial ground breaking.

“Diversity Plaza is an epicenter of culture, community, and vibrancy within New York City’s most diverse borough, Queens,” de Blasio said.

The project will add new trees and raised planters to the two block plaza on 37th Road between 74th Street and Broadway, along with bike racks, moveable furniture and new signage.

There will also be an open space for performances.

Source: Mayor Breaks Ground on $4.5M Renovations to Make Diversity Plaza Permanent – Jackson Heights – DNAinfo New York