Bogardus Plaza Expansion


Bogardus Garden has long been a local asset but was physically closed to the public. MNLA's design for its garden and closed street is part of the public space program of the NYC Department of Transportation. By joining the garden and street in a unified scheme, the new plaza triples the amount of publicly accessible space which hosts a floating deck with egg-shaped seats, viewing steps, and a passage that allows for direct subway connection. The design increases the garden space with plantings that buffer the visitor from nearby traffic and wrap around both ends of the plaza to form a protected central space for community programming. The southern end remains a commuter hub with appropriate amenities for wayfinding and resting

Opened, 2020