City Unveils Redesigned Stretch of Atlantic Avenue in East New York

The Atlantic Avenue street renovation project in process in 2019. Photo by Susan De Vries

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City officials on Thursday unveiled a mile-long, remodeled stretch of Atlantic Avenue in East New York, marking the completion of the city’s first “Great Street” — a Department of Transportation initiative aimed at improving safety on a swath of hazardous thoroughfares.

“There’s no better place for the first ‘Great Streets’ completion than Atlantic Avenue, one of Brooklyn’s central arteries,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. “Unfortunately, it has historically been the case that Black and Brown neighborhoods were often overlooked when it came to streetscape improvements. With this project, we are beginning to rectify a legacy of disinvestment.”

To read the whole story by our sister pub Brooklyn Paper, click here.

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