The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, working with the Fulton Mall Improvement Association, which it manages, oversaw the expansion of Albee Square from a 6,000-square-foot underutilized space into a vibrant 27,000-square-foot public plaza that has become a center of activity for Fulton Street and surrounding businesses. With year-round programming like public performances and shopping events, free WiFi drawing students from neighboring academic institutions, and a food concession, Albee Square helps to showcase Downtown Brooklyn as a dynamic 24/7 destination.
The plaza is also home to the Albee Square Farmers Market, operated by Bensidoun, featuring vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, and more. The market runs seasonally, late spring through fall. Vendors for the 2013 season included: Migliorelli Farm, Robibero Family Vineyards, Amelia’s Florist, Original Delancey Street Peanut Company, Meredith's Bread, Anthis Greek Food, Yona’s Gourmet Delights, High Mountain Foods, Vesco Food, Café Mavi Express, and Soul Sister.