Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Brownsville

Brownsville Residents Push For Neighborhood’s First Bike Lanes

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Brownsville wants safer streets for biking. Currently there isn’t a single bike lane inside this eastern Brooklyn neighborhood, though two bike lanes run along the edges of Brownsville on East New York Avenue and Rockaway Parkway. Neighborhood activists, including the business community, senior citizens and public health advocates, are now organizing to convince the city […]

NYCHA Chairman: Parking Minimums “Working Against Us”

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Leaders in New York City’s public housing community are interested in transforming city-owned superblocks into mixed-use, mixed-income communities that engage with the pedestrian realm. There are of course many obstacles to this kind of ambitious project, but only one was identified specifically in a Municipal Art Society panel on the topic last Friday: the city’s […]