Met’s new plaza will become a “place to hang out,” UES residents say

Plans for a $60 million plaza, set to be constructed in front of the Metropolitan Museum has angered neighbors, DNAinfo reported.

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The Outdoor Plaza, which will be constructed between 80th and 84th streets, with funding from industrialist David Koch, will become even more of a tourist mecca, Upper East Side residents said. The Plaza will be designed by OLIN, a promising choice, according to an architecture review for the The Real Deal.

“I don’t think it’s appropriate,” Peggy Price, a member of local Community Board 8, told DNAinfo. “This is a neighborhood, not a place to hang out.” [DNAinfo]

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