Downtown Express has more details on developer AvalonBay's plan to take possession of Extra Placethe de-mapped city alley behind the old CBGBand turn it into an outdoor mall: "'We just want to be able to fix it up and make it a public place,' Harris said, noting AvalonBay isn't seeking exclusive ownership of the street. Niche-type stores, such as clothing and jewelry shops — 'like the typical small shop in the East Village' — and cafes with outdoor seating will eventually sprout after renovations take place, Harris added. 'The goal,' he explained, 'is to animate the space and give it back to the neighborhood.'" And if you believe that, we've got a bridge in Brooklyn you might be interested in... [Downtown Express; previously]
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