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]
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A tipster let us know that Douglaston Development filed a new building application Monday for a third Williamsburg Edge condo tower, which will rise to 40 stories. The building at 2 North 6th Place will have 554 units, including 10 duplexes. Stephen J Jacobs Group will design the 398-foot waterfront skyscraper, which will include 512,739 square feet of […]
We just got an email from the 77th Precinct informing us that SantaCon is going to be hitting the bars in Crown Heights tomorrow afternoon. It’s a charity event, said the email. Expect to see a lot of people dressed up as Santa. The police will be there to make sure no laws are broken. […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Former Lincoln Savings Bank, now McDonalds Address: 2848 Church Avenue Cross Streets: Corner Nostrand Avenue Neighborhood: Flatbush Year Built: 1932 Architectural Style: Early Deco, with pared down neo-classical elements Architect: Unknown, but perhaps Halsey, McCormack & Helmer, it’s very much in their style Landmarked: No The story: The […]
Owners of the successful Comodo in Soho are opening another Latin American outpost on Dekalb in Fort Greene, to be called Colonia Verde. Felipe Donnelly and William Osborne are taking over the former Kif space at 219 Dekalb near Adelphi Street. Their vision is a communal, family-style restaurant with cuisine from various parts of Latin […]