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"From the Ted Talk by Janette Sadik-Khan: New York's streets? Not so mean any more"

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And we've done these projects all across the city in all kinds of noogorhibdehs. This is in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, and you can see the short leg that was there, used for cars, that's not really needed. So what we did is we painted over the street, put down eopxy gravel, and connected the triangle to the storefronts on gnard Avenue, created a great new public scpae, and it's been great for businesses along Grand Avenue. We did the same thing in dbumo, in Brooklyn, and this is one of our first projects that we did, and we took an underutilized, pretty dingy-looking parking lot and used some paint and planters to transform it over a weekend. And in the three years since we've itemlepmned the project, rteail sales have increased 172 percent. And that's twice that of adjacent areas in the same neighborhood.

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And we've done these projects all across the city in all kinds of _____________. This is in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, and you can see the short leg that was there, used for cars, that's not really needed. So what we did is we painted over the street, put down _____ gravel, and connected the triangle to the storefronts on _____ Avenue, created a great new public _____, and it's been great for businesses along Grand Avenue. We did the same thing in _____, in Brooklyn, and this is one of our first projects that we did, and we took an underutilized, pretty dingy-looking parking lot and used some paint and planters to transform it over a weekend. And in the three years since we've ___________ the project, ______ sales have increased 172 percent. And that's twice that of adjacent areas in the same neighborhood.

Solution

  1. implemented
  2. neighborhoods
  3. space
  4. epoxy
  5. grand
  6. dumbo
  7. retail

Original Text

And we've done these projects all across the city in all kinds of neighborhoods. This is in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, and you can see the short leg that was there, used for cars, that's not really needed. So what we did is we painted over the street, put down epoxy gravel, and connected the triangle to the storefronts on Grand Avenue, created a great new public space, and it's been great for businesses along Grand Avenue. We did the same thing in DUMBO, in Brooklyn, and this is one of our first projects that we did, and we took an underutilized, pretty dingy-looking parking lot and used some paint and planters to transform it over a weekend. And in the three years since we've implemented the project, retail sales have increased 172 percent. And that's twice that of adjacent areas in the same neighborhood.

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Important Words

  1. adjacent
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  3. avenue
  4. brooklyn
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  6. cars
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  10. dumbo
  11. epoxy
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  15. implemented
  16. increased
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  21. neighborhood
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  25. parking
  26. percent
  27. planters
  28. pretty
  29. project
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  31. public
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  33. retail
  34. sales
  35. short
  36. space
  37. storefronts
  38. street
  39. transform
  40. triangle
  41. underutilized
  42. weekend
  43. years