Yesterday Senator Daniel Squadron set up a petition to make sure the East River Ferry service will stop at Pier 6 at the foot of Atlantic Avenue all year round. The New York City Economic Development Corporation recently released this request for proposals for ferry operators. The petition asks, “We, the undersigned, urge NYCEDC to encourage respondents to the RFP for an East River Ferry operator to include year-round service to and from Atlantic Avenue/Pier 6 in their proposals and only award a contract to an operator that includes this service.” Here’s the full letter to NYCEDC, which includes lots of support from local pols, Marty Markowitz, and community groups. You can sign the petition here.
Join the Call for Year Round Ferry Service at Atlantic Ave/Pier 6! [NYSenate.gov]
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Brooklyn is slated to lose a number of its wood frame houses to development this year. Often these houses are some of the oldest in the borough, although they may not look like much, at least from the outside. Just like so many other aging wood frames in Brooklyn, this little house on Chauncey Street […]
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Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row house Address: 245 Front Street Cross Streets: Bridge and Gold Streets Neighborhood: Vinegar Hill Year Built: 1852-55 Architectural Style: Greek Revival Architect: Unknown. Landmarked: Yes, part of Vinegar Hill HD (1997) The story: Like stumbling upon Brigadoon, Vinegar Hill is hidden from most people’s view, tucked away […]