Sneak Peek at DOT’s Plan for Park Slope’s 9th Street


Note: Below is the most recent update of DOT’s 9th Street plan.



DOT’s press office just called to say that there is no consipracy to hide the plan for 9th Street. They sent it to me a few days ago but it got stuck in their e-mail inbox. Doh!

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