The AT&T Long Lines Building is a monstrous dead spot in an otherwise thriving community, and there’s nothing to be done about it. The public/private
prison yard plaza to the east of it, however, is an opportunity waiting to happen. Currently, it only seems to get used by construction and city workers taking a break, and it’s often locked for no clear reason. But imagine the potential!
••• Should it be made greener?
••• Should films be screened there?
••• Should it be the site of a monthly flea market, à la Brooklyn Flea in Williamsburg?
This is an unofficial RFP: I have no doubts that AT&T doesn’t want anything done with the plaza, and the company probably thinks there are security reasons why even acknowledging that it exists is risky. But so what? Let’s dream! Besides, you never know.
P.S. If you’re old college buddies with someone important at AT&T, please put me in touch. If nothing else, I need to get inside that building.