This Week: Deegan Deadline, Jammy Jam, World Class Streets

It’s quality over quantity during this holiday-shortened week. Don’t miss your chance to comment on the state’s proposed widening of the Major Deegan, and if you RSVP’d for tonight’s community board app fest, don’t forget to go. Tuesday and Wednesday are all about street improvements. 

  • Monday: Today at 5 p.m. is the deadline to email comments to the New York State Department of
    Transportation regarding the proposal to widen the Major Deegan
    as it approaches the Madison Avenue Bridge into Manhattan. Tonight is the Community
    Board Jammy Jam 2010, hosted by The Open Planning Project. 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday: The NYCDOT is still adjusting the street layout at
    Park Circle in Brooklyn. DOT is hosting a walk-through and
    to take public comments. 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and Alexandros Washburn from the Department of City Planning discuss what it means to create world class
    . NYU’s Wagner Rudin Center hosts. 8 a.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.


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