Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Brooklyn Heights

No Charges for Driver Who Killed 66 Year-Old Man on Atlantic Avenue

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Update [Wednesday, August 12]: The victim has been identified as Muyassar Moustapha, 66. A driver struck and killed a local store owner on Atlantic Avenue last night. NYPD says the pedestrian was at fault for crossing outside the crosswalk and against the light, and the driver faces no charges. Police have not released the victim’s name pending family notification, but […]

Imagining a New Atlantic Avenue for de Blasio’s New York

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Atlantic Avenue is one of New York’s most prominent streets, and in most respects, it is completely broken. Stretching more than ten miles, Atlantic cuts through several neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens while functioning mainly as an urban highway for private motorists and truckers making their way east, toward the Van Wyck and Long Island, or […]

Local BID and CB 2 Ask DOT for More Safety Upgrades on Atlantic Avenue

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Last week, Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn became the city’s first “arterial slow zone” with a 25 mph speed limit. Now, a business improvement district on the avenue’s western end is asking for pedestrian safety upgrades, and Community Board 2’s transportation committee has signed on. “Pedestrian improvements are customer improvements,” said Atlantic Avenue BID Executive Director […]