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Dumbo's Little Taste of Italy

The internets are positively abuzz this morning with the news that dear old Dumbo is getting—er, this idyllic plaza at Pearl and Water Streets. Conceptualized by a group of Pratt students (impressive!), the plaza will be set up temporarily this summer, displacing parked cars much like the van seen at far left in the above rendering. If people like it, they'll make it permanent. Given that this location is quite literally a stone's throw from the Manhattan Bridge, outdoor Dumbo living never looked so gritty!
· In Dumbo a Parking Lot Will Become a Piazza [Streetsblog]