See Bed Stuy from a bike seat on a series of free tours running twice a week through the fall.
Wi-Fi on the free shuttle, additional Citi Bike stations, and tons of parking are just some of the goodies in the works to entice visitors and workers to the Navy Yard’s soon-to-open Building 77 and its food hall, anchored by Russ & Daughters, according to new details and renderings revealed by a new leasing document from the Brooklyn Navy Yard. We have all the details below.
With the expansion of Citi Bike and local push for bike lanes, Brooklyn is getting easier to traverse. But not for everyone.
Workers at Broadway and Whipple in Williamsburg Friday
Citi Bike Friday moved on to installing stations in Bed Stuy, having finished installing new stations in Greenpoint and Williamsurg over the last two weeks. Workers Friday started on a station at Tompkins and Willoughby in Bed Stuy.
Williamsburg also got a new station Friday at Broadway and Whipple, close to the border of Bushwick and Bed Stuy. Citi Bike installed at least five new stations in Bed Stuy over the last few days, according to its own map. New locations are:
- Myrtle Avenue and Marcy Avenue
- Myrtle Avenue and Lewis Avenue
- Park Avenue and Marcus Garvey Boulevard
- Nostrand Avenue and Myrtle Avenue
- Willoughby Avenue and Tompkins Avenue
Citi Bike has invaded Greenpoint this week. Two new stations were installed Wednesday and Thursday, and nine more stations are being installed today.
Residents were quick to tweet their excitement over the new stations in this transit-challenged area. The two new stations up and running are located at the corner of Franklin and Dupont streets and at the corner of Franklin and Milton streets.
Williamsburg and Greenpoint are getting 53 new Citi Bike stations! Wow. Brooklyn Paper reported that the bike sharing program will install the blue bikes later this year as part of its $30,000,000 expansion.
Stations will be scattered every few blocks in an area from Flushing and Marcy at the southern end of Williamsburg to Franklin Avenue and Dupont Street in Greenpoint, including in transit-starved spots but also along major transit corridors. Highlights include a station for the India Street Pier and ones at either end of McGolrick Park.
What do you think of the plan?
New Citi Bike Locations in Williamsburg, Greenpoint Revealed [BK Paper]
Map via Brooklyn Paper
As real estate firm REQX Ventures and gym chain Equinox prepare to take over troubled Citi Bike, the bike share program has announced a big expansion into Brooklyn and Queens, adding 6,000 bikes and 375 stations by 2017. Next year, stations will come to Greenpoint, north and east Williamsburg and eastern Bed Stuy, according to this map released by Citi Bike earlier this afternoon. After that initial expansion, stations will be added in Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Park Slope, Red Hook, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill and Carroll Gardens.
Citi Bike also confirmed the price of a yearly membership will rise from $95 to $149, but hasn’t revealed when. Riders can still get a $95 membership for now.
Map via Citibike’s Tumblr
This just in from Twitter: the Department of Transportation will announce expansion plans for Citi Bike in coming months. It’s time to bring the bike share program to Queens! According to earlier reports, we expect Long Island City (slated to be part of the first phase of implementation, then delayed by Hurricane Sandy), Astoria and Sunnyside to be the first Queens neighborhoods to receive the blue bikes.
Come 2015, it’s looking like Citi Bike riders will be able to cruise back and forth between Brooklyn and Western Queens, thanks to the expansion of the bike share program to Astoria. Say goodbye to that annoying subway commute!
State Assemblywoman Joan Millman is in the midst of brokering a deal to bring Citi Bike to an unused vacant streetside strip of tarmac in Carroll Gardens, DNAinfo reported. The empty lot at 336 Union Street runs along Smith Street and housed the outdoor Brooklyn Indie Market until 2010. Last week, the three unused kiosks left over from the market and covered in graffiti were removed, said the story. Millman reached out to the owner of the lot, who agreed to the plan, and also proposed it to Citi Bike officials. It would be unusual to locate a station on private land, but the lot appears to be the perfect size and shape for a station, and it wouldn’t take up precious on-street parking spaces. So far, Carroll Gardens doesn’t have a station. Do you think this would be a good spot for one?
Official Asks Citi Bike to Roll Out Station at Vacant Smith Street Lot [DNAinfo]
Photo by Nikhita Venugopal for DNAinfo