Opponents of the Prospect Park West bike lane offered to drop their lawsuit against the lane if the City if an “independent” study of the bike lane showed injuries and accidents were down since it was installed. But if the study were to show conditions worsening, the city would agree to remove the bike lane. The City rejected the offer. A previous DOT study found significant “calming” effects from the bike lane: Accidents reduced 63 percent, speeding down 74 percent, and the number bicyclists riding on the sidewalk decreased 46 percent, according to the Observer. Opponents obtained DOT data and said crashes and injuries slightly increased after the lane was installed, according to the New York Post.
City Dismisses PPW Bike Lane Foes’ Unusual Settlement Offer [NY Observer]
City Rejects Offer to Have Independent Study Decide Bike Lane Debate [NY Post]
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There will be five homes, all with gardens or landscaped decks, on The Brooklyn Heights Association’s house tour this year. Also on the program are refreshments and guided tours of the sanctuary at the historic Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims. The tour takes place Saturday, May 10, from 1 to 5 pm. Tickets ($30 for members […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: The Decatur Address: 142-144 Decatur Street Cross Streets: Corner Marcus Garvey Boulevard Neighborhood: Stuyvesant Heights Year Built: 1888 Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival Architect: George L. Morse Other work by architect: Temple Bar Building – Court Street, Franklin Trust – Montague Street, Abraham & Straus annex – Livingston Street, […]
Brooklyn-based real estate firm Realty Collective will open an office in Clinton Hill, its fourth location. The official opening of the office at 466 Grand Avenue will take place Sunday April 27, the firm said in a press release. The new location will also handle business in Fort Greene, Bed Stuy, Crown Heights and Prospect Heights. Its […]
OK, it’s really narrow and there are a lot of down lights but this Greenwood Heights house at 396A 19th Street looks pretty cute to us. Goes to show what some great rugs and Timorous Beasties wallpaper can do, right? That bath looks pretty slick, and we also like the new unpainted clapboard exterior. We’re not so […]