Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Another New Brooklyn Blog: 110 Livingston

We've got yet another new Brooklyn blog to report after the blogger emailed us yesterday. This one is produced by soon-to-be residents at the 110 Livingston development. It's called 110 Livingston News & Blog and it looks like it will be covering its neighborhood broadly and adding to the pool of daily Brooklyn information. For instance, we have this post on why "The Park Avenue of Brooklyn" isn't quite that just yet:
The plans for improving the streetscape in DUMBO and along Flatbush have gotten a lot of attention recently, but there has been no apparent progress on the promised improvements along the Boerum Place corridor (also known as Brooklyn Bridge Boulevard, right), the street which welcomes visitors crossing the Brooklyn Bridge to Brooklyn. City DOT has plans for excellent improvements: green plantings in the median (à la Park Ave.), bike lanes, safer pedestrian crossings, wider sidewalks, and better turning lanes. All of these would no doubt improve the area’s safety and appearance. In fact, City Planning has said that a “poor streetscape experience” (code for crappy-looking streets) is a major obstacle to downtown Brooklyn’s growth.

City DOT said back in July that the project “plans to break ground in Summer or Fall 2006.” So where are the improvements? We’ll be calling the City Economic Development Corporation this week to find out.
We certainly hope that when the bloggers find out about this butt ugly stretch of road--one among a great many in Brooklyn--that they'll let us know what's up with the touted improvement plans.

[Photo courtesy of 110 Livingston News & Blog]


Blogger dalton said...

I can't wait to hear more about improvements to Boerum Place. The intersection at Boerum and Atlantic Avenue has to be one of the most dangerous in the city. Cars making a left turn from Boerum onto Atlantic DO NOT STOP when you're trying to cross the road. Instead, they honk at you and try to run you over. No joke.

I'd like to see a police officer directing traffic there during rush hours—especially as more people move into the neighborhood, it's going to be a big problem.

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