Eyes on the Street: AAA Approved Roadside Dining


A reader sent in this photo from Park Slope, where restaurateur Irene Lo Re has been railing against the Fifth Avenue bike lane.

It is in Aunt Suzie’s window now, along with the sign for free bike air.

Is this just another salvo in AAA’s war against people-friendly city streets — or maybe a small token for taking up the cause? There’s no way to be sure, but it might call for raising the profile of the Bike-Friendly Business awards.


Eyes on the Street: Fresh Stripes in the South Slope

Over the weekend, crews finished striping new bike routes on 14th Street and 15th Street in Brooklyn, creating a safer east-west connection between Prospect Park West and Third Avenue on the southern end of Park Slope. These are painted, unprotected lanes, except for the westbound stretch between PPW and Eighth Avenue, which is sharrows. Reader […]

Bike-Share Already Getting More Use Than Park Slope’s Free Parking Spots

The new bike-share stations in Brooklyn south of Atlantic Avenue are getting a lot more use than your average free on-street parking space, according to recent Citi Bike data compiled by Carroll Gardens resident Viktor Geller [PDF]. Geller addressed the report to Brooklyn Community Board 6, which is holding a hearing on Thursday in response to complaints about bike-share stations […]