On Tuesday night the DOT presented detailed plans to CB2′s Transportation Committee about the redesigns of Tillary and Adams streets near the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge. The design has been fully funded, but an $18.6 million construction shortfall remains. It’s likely the DOT will undertake a phased construction approach based on when additional funding comes through. The design will be finalized in 2013, with construction beginning in 2014. On most stretches the medians will be expanded and rebuilt, and extensive landscaping will be added. There will be shortened crosswalks, added neckdowns and median-to-median crossing for pedestrians. There will be an extended green street near the intersection of Cadman Plaza West, Clinton and Tillary. Other plans include raised curbs for bikers and pedestrians on Tillary, and a bicyle and pedestrian facility along Cadman Plaza East. (The jersey barriers currently there will be removed.) You can read a detailed project plan here (PDF) and see another image after the jump.
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Preservationists Elizabeth Finkelstein and Chelcey Berryhill will teach a class next week on how to research the history of any wood frame, stone or brick townhouse or apartment building in Brooklyn. Making use of digitized, online resources as well as other repositories in Brooklyn and Manhattan, “Research Your Historic Brooklyn House” will cover how to research the […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row houses Address: 207A-209 18th Street Cross Streets: 4th and 5th Avenues Neighborhood: Greenwood Heights Year Built: Before 1888 Architectural Style: Queen Anne Architect: Unknown Landmarked: No, but these blocks should be The story: In 1844, the city of Brooklyn voted to extend open up 18th Street from 9th […]
The Heights Cafe restaurant at 84 Montague Street re-opened earlier this month after six weeks of interior renovations. There is also a new menu, with new-American fare such as a lobster roll, oyster po-boy, a burger, veal and wild mushroom meatloaf and a ribeye. Click through to the jump for an interior shot. Has anyone […]
Huge and on a corner, this gem of a Greek Revival house at 15 Willow Street in Brooklyn Heights was built in 1834. The proportions are impressive: It’s 25.5 feet wide with five stories and 39 windows. It has beautiful marble and wood Greek Revival fireplaces, dentil crown molding as well as the other moldings […]