One Man’s Crusade for Streetcars in Brooklyn


      At one point in the early part of the last century, there were 1,800 trolleys traversing 300 miles of track in Brooklyn. Now a 60-year-old Midwood man’s effort to bring back the trolleys is starting to look more and more like a real possibility. “If you look at the literature, trolleys fit a lot of bills,” he says. Plus, they are pollution free and traffic calming, he notes. In addition, “they lend a nostalgic ambience to the neighborhood.” The most likely routes? Borough Hall to Dumbo, Brooklyn Bridge Park from Fulton Ferry to Atlantic Avenue, and Coney Island. Are readers in favor of this?
      A Desire Named Streetcar [NY Times]

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