Merry Gridlock: A Celebration of “Atlantic Yards” Traffic Congestion

An opportunity to point out how the "Atlantic Yards" plan is likely to exacerbate the already traffic-packed intersection of Atlantic, Flatbush, and Fourth Avenues.

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Team Ratner Unveils Brooklyn’s Most Exhaust-Filled Public Space

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Yesterday Forest City Ratner released images of the temporary public plaza slated for the triangle between Flatbush and Atlantic, and you’ve gotta appreciate the spin coming from the developer and his design team. Wedged between two epic traffic sewers, without much noticeable provision for shade or shelter, it will become, in the words of Bruce […]

Atlantic Yards Could Become Much Less Car-Centric

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Off-street parking for the Atlantic Yards project, which sits near one of the world’s great confluences of transit lines, was once projected to include space for as many as 3,670 cars. Now the number of parking spots could get chopped down to 2,876 or, in one scenario, a significantly less car-centric 1,200, according to a […]

1,100 Space Parking Lot at Issue in Latest Atlantic Yards Fight

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The latest round of the knock-down drag-out fight over the Atlantic Yards project is underway, and it’s all about parking. At issue is a potential 1,100-space surface parking lot that would be located between Pacific and Dean Streets, just west of Vanderbilt Avenue. That lot has been portrayed as temporary, “interim” parking by the Empire […]

Jim Brennan Wants to Force Ratner to Build More Atlantic Yards Parking

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Could the state legislature get in on the costly, congestion-inducing parking minimum game? And could they do it at the site of Brooklyn’s biggest transit hub? Under a proposal by Assembly Member James Brennan, that’s exactly what would happen. Brennan is working on legislation that would force Forest City Ratner to build more off-street parking […]

Bruce’s Way

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Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn, the organization fighting Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards boondoggle, point us to the latest traffic "mitigation" from the Empire State Development Corporation, pictured above. Over at Pacific Street and Sixth Avenue in Prospect Heights, the sidewalk has been transformed into a motor vehicle travel lane. DDDB writes: Yes, they’ve turned the sidewalk […]

DOT’s Park Slope Proposal: Is this Atlantic Yards Planning?

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Last week, DOT quietly revealed that it was planning to narrow Fourth Avenue and transform Park Slope, Brooklyn’s Sixth and Seventh Avenues in to one-way streets. Agency officials say that the the changes are being proposed for no reason other than "to make it safer for pedestrians crossing the street." Fourth, Sixth and Seventh Avenues […]