Coalition moves forward on addressing issues of the Polish Triangle


The Polish Triangle

A second meeting of a coalition of community groups and organizations met on Sept. 27 to address the issues and possible solutions for the Polish Triangle space.

Jessica Wobbekind, WPB (SSA #33), shared information about the experiences with use and maintenance of the Triangle for the Thursday Market Place that was begun this year.

Mieko Joy Yoshida, Near North Montessori School and colleague, Chris Ambroso, reviewed how they could incorporate their school's urban farming curriculum with attempts to effect change in the Triangle. Jesse Buendia, Holy Trinity High School, discussed possible ways their students could participate in the solutions for the existing problems of the space as well.

Six major issues were identified:

  • Regular cleaning and addressing the issues of changing the culture of those who feed the pigeons
  • Plantings which could engage children and adults
  • Fencing around the fountain and tree pits
  • Exploring access to electric and water for Triangle maintenance and vendor use
  • Having informational kiosk
  • Possible uses for the space that would bring more activity to the space

Scott Rappe, East Village Assn., will be working on contacting city departments, gathering answers to questions raised at the meeting. The WPB will be reviewing their Market Place efforts and will possibly have more information for the coalition at the next meeting.

Kapra Fleming, Pulaski Park Neighborhood Assn., continues to host the meetings at the House of Two Urns. The next meeting will be Oct. 24.

For more information: First meeting



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