Last week Community Board 1′s Transportation Committee updated other board members on the progress of the Waterfront Greenway plans through North Brooklyn. The greenway improvements for Kent Avenue (pictured) include building out curbs to enhance the bike lanes, landscaping and pedestrian refuge islands. New pedestrian crossing designs will also go on Kent. DOT will install shared lane markings on Calyer and Quay Streets and upgrade the shared lane markings on Franklin Street. Finally, the DOT outlined plans on West Street from Eagle to Quay Streets, which include two separate, dedicated bike lanes; resurfacing the roadway; improving the roadway width; extending Kent Avenue North; widening sidewalks; adding greenery; and possibly converting West Street to a one-way street. (The conversion hasn’t been decided yet and some residents expressed concerns over the conversion.) There is still no set timeline for greenway construction, and some of the improvements are a few years off. Depending on the development of Bushwick Inlet Park, the cityalso plans to explore the extension of the greeenway through the future park and possibly building a bicycle/pedestrian bridge over Newtown Creek.
Visiting the Gowanus Canal’s Under-Transformation “Wild West” [Curbed] EPA Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Will Meet Next This Coming Tuesday [PMFA] Bushwick Artist Turns Brooklyn Street Signs Into Post-Apocalyptic Weapons [Animal NY] Food Book Fair and Pop-up Bookstore at the Wythe Hotel [Greenpointers] Two New Tutoring Centers in the Neighborhood [Ditmas Park Corner] Cool Tree […]
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 […]