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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Street safety advocates will have a chance to make their voices heard at two upcoming Vision Zero workshops in Brooklyn Heights and Flatbush. Anyone can attend and suggest street safety improvements, bike lanes, or slow zones in neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn. NYPD and DOT staff will split attendees into small discussion groups and use maps to […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Semi-detached row houses Address: 1238-1254 Lincoln Place Cross Streets: Troy and Schenectady Avenues Neighborhood: Crown Heights North Year Built: late teens, early 1920s Architectural Style: Vaguely Mediterranean Architect: Unknown Landmarked: No The story: By the first two decades of the 20th century, housing was at a crossroads in […]
A San Francisco-based co-working space called Makeshift Society is opening a location in Williamsburg on the first two floors of a converted warehouse at 55 Hope Street. Makeshift’s Brooklyn spot occupies 4,000 square feet across both floors and offers 17-foot ceilings, open seating and dedicated studio desks. It will also have a creative tool lending library […]
Here the developers have gutted a small one-family and turned it into three small open-plan apartments, each with two bedrooms. (The listing says there’s an owner’s duplex, but going by the floor plan, it seems to be referring to the cellar.) Some charm still remains in the form of beautiful fireplaces and the exterior, which has […]