Speed Bumps Coming to Streets Surrounding Barclays


The Department of Transportation is rushing to install speed bumps within a one-half mile radius of the arena site in anticipation of the Barclays’ opening on September 28th, said Council Member Tish James in an announcement posted today by the Washington Avenue Prospect Heights Association. Here are the locations: Ashland Place between Lafayette Avenue and Hanson Place; Carlton Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Fulton Street; Plaza Street West between Lincoln Place and Berkeley Place; Plaza Street West between Berkeley Place and Union Street; Clinton Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Fulton Street; Prospect Place between Carlton Avenue to Vanderbilt Avenue; Prospect Place between Vanderbilt Avenue to Underhill Avenue; Prospect Place between Underhill Avenue to Washington Avenue; Sterling Place between Washington Avenue and Underhill Avenue; and Washington Avenue between Gates Avenue and Greene Avenue. The DOT is also working with Community Board Two and residents of Boerum Hill to create a neighborhood slow zone there, which will include more speed bumps.
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  • What they really need to do is lengthen the crosswalk lights at Atlantic and Carlton (and S Portland). You have to walk at a steady clip before you make it to the light. That may be more important than speed bumps. (I mean, are there speed bumps in Manhattan too??)

  • You know what would also be cool is an over head walk way such as the one in battery park nyc on westside. After the games can you imagine all those folks trying to cross the street in front of cars. Its going to be nuts. I believe an over head walk way that connects/cross atlantic ave with the stadium on one side and the terminal on the other. I would use the same steal structure which was used to build the stadium and place a signage in the center of the walk way. Thoughts?????

  • You know what would also be cool is an over head walk way such as the one in battery park nyc on westside. After the games can you imagine all those folks trying to cross the street in front of cars. Its going to be nuts. I believe an over head walk way that connects/cross atlantic ave with the stadium on one side and the terminal on the other. I would use the same steal structure which was used to build the stadium and place a signage in the center of the walk way. Thoughts?????

  • crooklync: one of the issues that would impact the construction of a pedestrian bridge is that the sidewalks are dangerously narrow around the arena. I believe this was floated at one point by the community and rejected by DOT and/or the developer.

  • crooklync: one of the issues that would impact the construction of a pedestrian bridge is that the sidewalks are dangerously narrow around the arena. I believe this was floated at one point by the community and rejected by DOT and/or the developer.

  • Are they ever gonna repave Atlantic Ave by the stadium?

  • This is such a congested area to begin WTF would make them put a stadium there????????????????

    un believeable. we need this here like we need herpes

  • There are a tremendous number of traffic cones suddenly appeared on my block tonight. Is something happening that I should know about? Pacific between 4th and Flatbush….

  • If not an overhead walkway, then a pedestrian underpass beneath Atlantic Avenue to the Terminal. At the very least, they are going to need stadium personnel/off-duty cops to monitor intersections outside the arena before/after events to make sure nobody gets hurt by cars.

  • If not an overhead walkway, then a pedestrian underpass beneath Atlantic Avenue to the Terminal. At the very least, they are going to need stadium personnel/off-duty cops to monitor intersections outside the arena before/after events to make sure nobody gets hurt by cars.

  • When are we getting speed bumps on ATLANTIC? I was nearly mowed down by a Caddilac Exterminator going 50 mph in the pouring rain trying to beat the light (he went through the red–seconds after it changed).

    Will the new subway entrance only lead to the turnstiles or will there be a way to pass through to get across the street?

    I noticed some work going on around the preserved pagoda on the triangle across from PC Richard’s–are they going to reopen that as an entrance? That would be great for reducing pedestrian crossings across Flatbush–especially if it gets you into Atlantic Terminal.

    Oh–and can I say again how F-ing ugly that rust bucket looks. New fancy signs are lipstick on a pig.

  • When are we getting speed bumps on ATLANTIC? I was nearly mowed down by a Caddilac Exterminator going 50 mph in the pouring rain trying to beat the light (he went through the red–seconds after it changed).

    Will the new subway entrance only lead to the turnstiles or will there be a way to pass through to get across the street?

    I noticed some work going on around the preserved pagoda on the triangle across from PC Richard’s–are they going to reopen that as an entrance? That would be great for reducing pedestrian crossings across Flatbush–especially if it gets you into Atlantic Terminal.

    Oh–and can I say again how F-ing ugly that rust bucket looks. New fancy signs are lipstick on a pig.

  • This is not about speed bumps, but the angle of that photo makes me harp on it anyway: wtf is up with the roof? We were on foot and saw it from a certain angle–where even on foot the white roof is totally visible from a block away– and my THREE YEAR old said, “When are they going to put the roof on?” It looks horridly unfinished. I pulled up the renderings and they show a plain white roof, but no sign of all the mechanicals, which in reality are totally just plopped on top. That annoys the crap out of me. What’s with architectural renderings that completely ignore the mechanicals? There are a couple buildings on Fourth Ave that do the same: totally passable buildings, but then with the giant mechanicals just plopped on top in plain view. Seriously?? Like they are going to be invisible or something? I thought the design of the stadium was less than lovely, but now that it is actually up, if they leave the roof looking like that, it strikes me as kinda awful.