You are reading

City Council Approves “Diversity Plaza” As Formal Name

Diversity Plaza

Diversity Plaza

Feb. 11, 2016 By Michael Florio

Diversity Plaza will soon officially go by that name.

Last week the City Council approved new names for 42 thoroughfares and public places in New York City, including the small Jackson Heights public space already known as “Diversity Plaza.”

Diversity Plaza is about a block long public space off of 37th Road that falls between 73rd and 74th Streets. It has hosted holiday celebrations, pop-up libraries, Community Board 3 meetings, and was a gathering place for mourners after the Nepal earthquake in 2015.

“Diversity Plaza has become the cultural crossroads of the world,” Councilman Daniel Dromm, who requested the plaza naming, said. “It is the place people turn to when disasters occur in their homelands, and is home to many exciting cultural events.”

Dromm also recognized the local groups who have championed this public space.

“On the occasion of Diversity Plaza’s formal naming, I would like to thank SUKHI New York, the Friends of Diversity Plaza, the Neighborhood Plaza Partnership, the NYC Department of Transportation and the many other community members who have worked tirelessly to make Diversity Plaza the vibrant and welcoming place it is today,” he said.

email the author: news@queenspost.com

One Comment

Click for Comments 
Joel Jason

Diversity Plaza needs to be cleaned up and paved or cobble-stoned so that it looks like a “plaza.” As it stands now, it is just cordoned off with barricades, dirty, and not special at all. Planting trees and providing benches would make it more “park-like”…. with perhaps a fountain at it’s center.

Reply

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

‘Ghost car’ driver arrested in East Elmhurst after traffic stop reveals weapons, threatening note: NYPD

Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst discovered an arsenal of weapons in a ghost car they pulled over on Ditmars Boulevard and 86th Street in East Elmhurst early Wednesday morning.

NYPD Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey held a press briefing at the 110th Precinct on Wednesday afternoon to discuss what the sergeant and three officers from the 110th Precinct public safety team found when they pulled over a black Ford Explorer at around 1:30 a.m. because it had blacked-out license plates.

Henry ‘Hank’ Krumholz, stalwart pioneer of Queens LGBTQ Pride, dies at 73

Henry “Hank” Krumholz, a pioneering gay rights activist in Queens, passed away on Sunday in his Flushing apartment at the age of 73.

Krumholz played a crucial role in the establishment and success of the Queens LGBTQ Pride Parade, which is held annually in Jackson Heights. He joined the parade’s sponsoring organization right after its inaugural event in 1993 and continued his involvement for decades. His passing came just a week after this year’s parade on June 2, marking its 31st anniversary.