‘Brooklyn Matters’ Screening

A screening of Isabel Hill’s documentary about Atlantic Yards. This is presented by the Park Slope Civic Council, the Park Slope United Methodist Church Social Action Committee and the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council.


Liz Padilla Memorial & Bike Improvements

 On June 9, 2005, one year ago tomorrow, 28-year-old pro bono lawyer and Park Slope resident, Elizabeth Kasulis Padilla was hit by a truck and killed on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Prospect Place while riding a bicycle to her new job at the Brooklyn Bar Association. Since that day, members of Park Slope […]

This Week: Lafayette Avenue Bike Lane, Park Slope 20 MPH Zone

Having set up a process for neighborhoods to request 20 mph zones, the city Department of Transportation has sparked a citywide discussion about appropriate traffic speeds on residential streets. That discussion will come to Park Slope this weekend in a public forum held by the Park Slope Civic Council weighing the merits of a slow […]

New Yorkers Gather in Park Slope to Talk Street Safety

Park Slope resident David Alquist sent us a summary of last night’s traffic safety meeting. Here are his notes, edited for style and clarity. Approximately 30 people gathered at Congregation Beth Elohim for a meeting to address community street safety in Park Slope. The meeting was convened by Daniel Hurewitz, a Park Slope parent who […]

Brad Lander: Bring on the Prospect Park West Bike Lane

Marty Markowitz may have gummed up plans to make walking and biking in Park Slope safer and more convenient, but the Prospect Park West bike lane has a champion in the City Council. District 39 rep Brad Lander says he wants the project to move forward. Brad Lander. Photo: New York City Council "I support […]