Did we totally miss this? The Department of Transportation approved bike lanes for Lafayette Avenue, after strong community support, this summer. The DOT proposed that the street would be divided into two nine-foot parking lanes, an 11-foot moving lane, and a 10-foot “shared moving lane” for bicyclists and cars on the left side of the street. They also planned to retime the traffic lights to keep drivers at 20 miles per hour. The shared moving lane is now up on Lafayette Avenue, although we can’t say when it was installed. Looks good, though! Community residents asked for additional enhancements to the bike lane, such as color or dotted lines, but that didn’t happen due to space restrictions.
Bike Lanes Approved for Lafayette, Bike Corral for Court [Brownstoner]
Comment: Three out of four sold! Open House Picks 10/11/2013 [Brownstoner]
Have we yet extolled the virtues of Coxsackie? Pretty sure we have, but we’re going to do it again, because it’s spring and you need an excuse to visit a new place. Coxsackie in Greene County, 30 minutes south of Albany, 10 minutes north of Catskill, and two hours and 35 minutes north of Brooklyn. […]
A look at Brooklyn, then and now. Since wooden houses are in the Brownstoner news lately, today’s Past and Present shows some that are no more. They were lovely little frame houses on Bainbridge Street, between Malcolm X Boulevard (formerly Reid Avenue) and Sumner Avenue. These houses were from this eastern part of Bedford’s early […]
A tipster sent us a construction-site rendering of the seven-story, 35-unit building going up on the large empty lot at 1035 Fulton, and we then found more on the website of the now-ubiquitous Issac & Stern. The red brick building resembles 19th century warehouses of the type you see in Soho, Dumbo and the South […]
Construction continues on the corner of Strong Place and Kane Street in Cobble Hill, where Brennan Realty is building three Landmarks-approved neo-traditional townhouses. The first of the townhouses, 2A Strong Place, is a 3,720-square-foot five-bedroom, 3.5-bath home that’s entered contract after an asking price of $4,475,000. This house first hit the market last spring at $4,150,000, and […]