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]
It’s not exactly news that as neighborhoods gentrify, the artists who jump started the process are priced out. However, it may be the end of the line for some artists priced out of Industry City in Brooklyn, the huge industrial complex in Sunset Park, according to a story in The New York Times. The Times […]
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Learn about gardening and food policy at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden this weekend during its 33rd annual Making Brooklyn Bloom conference. The event, which is free with admission to the garden, includes workshops, networking lunches for gardeners and urban famers, walking tours and gardening how-tos. Workshops will cover topics like composting, soil contamination, nature walks […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row houses Address: 175-183 6th Avenue Cross Streets: Lincoln and Berkeley places Neighborhood: Park Slope Year Built: 1889 Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival Architect: Frederick B. Langston Other work by architect: Row houses on Hancock Street, Bedford Stuyvesant. With frequent partner Magnus Dahlander – row houses, flats buildings in […]