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 […]
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 […]
Two pedestrians have been killed by curb-jumping drivers since Friday in Manhattan and Brooklyn. On Friday evening at approximately 5:40, Martha Atwater was struck by the driver of a Honda truck after she stepped out of Atlantic Bagels Cafe at the corner of Clinton Street and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn Heights. The unidentified motorist was […]
Jeff Prant sent in this photo from last Sunday’s Summer Space, which just wrapped another season, on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights. Click here for Jeff’s photos from the first day of the inaugural Summer Space, back in the summer of 2008. Were we ever so young?
A two-car traffic crash on Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights this morning ended with one of the vehicles plowing into the front door of Middle Eastern restaurant/pizza joint Fatoosh, as first reported by News 12. Hicks is a one-way street with one traffic lane and one parking lane. Luckily, the restaurant was closed and no pedestrians […]
Just one of the many problems with running an interstate highway through the heart of an urban area is what to do with the on-ramps and off-ramps. Motorists accustomed to freeway speeds, or eager to reach them, can drive more aggressively than normal and without as much regard for pedestrians and cyclists. At one on-ramp to […]