Brooklyn Center Celebrates New Street Banners
Brooklyn Center is celebrating a massive effort to showcase the rich diversity of the city. On Monday night, the city displayed its new street banners that feature faces of the community. Brooklyn Center had 230 banners due for replacement due to wear and tear.
The banner project was a lengthy one. It involved all members of the community, from youth and adults to seniors and community groups.
“It took us 18 months to complete the project,” said Angel Smith, Brooklyn Center’s communications and community engagement manager. “We had over 10 community partners serving as host locations for the photo shoots over the 18-month period.”
Some of the banners went up last fall. The rest will go up after the winter season. They will be installed on street posts along County Road 10, Shingle Creek Parkway and Brooklyn Boulevard.
Monday’s celebration included a dance performance by students from New Millennium Academy charter school.