Today is National Bike to Work Day, and NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Kha thinks there are more and more reasons to start biking NYC: “With more than 650 lane miles of routes on streets and in parks and with increasing bike parking options across the city, more and more New Yorkers are discovering that bicycling is a safe, convenient and fun way to get around.” Borough President Marty Markowitz celebrated the last week of Bike Month NYC by giving out breakfast this morning to bicycling commuters at Borough Hall. And while there wasn’t a big turn-out at Borough Hall (that’s Marty enjoying a rare moment of solitude on the steps), we’re assuming that only because everyone was too busy, what else, biking to work!
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The City Council voted yesterday to rezone the former site of the Rheingold Brewery in Bushwick, where developer Read Property plans to build a massive complex of about 10 buildings spanning about five blocks, DNAinfo reported. The mixed-use buildings will rise seven and eight stories high and house 977 rental apartments and 54,000 square feet of retail. […]
More Details on the Flushing Hotel Going up on College Point Boulevard Pushing for Safer Streets in Queens Queenswalk: Kaufman Astoria Studios Listing of the Day: 60-27 68th Road It’s In Queens! Events from December 12th to December 18th Enjoy Fertile Ground and Take Root at Green Space Studio in Long Island City this Weekend […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Originally Tyrian Masonic Lodge, then Prince Hall Masonic Lodge, now Atlantic Senior Center Address: 68 Pennsylvania Avenue Cross Streets: Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue Neighborhood: Cypress Hills Year Built: 1906-1907 Architectural Style: Neo-Classical Architect: Harde & Short Other buildings by architect: Kismet Temple in Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick Hospital, […]
Jiajein Highsmith, an actor and the owner of WTF Coffee and Dick and Jane’s Bar, both in Fort Greene, is looking to open a hybrid café/bar at 488 Lafayette Avenue in Bed Stuy. For the moment, at least, the establishment is going by the name Lifting Spirits NYC. At a meeting last week, Community Board 3 voted […]