Wednesday, September 14, 2016


New traffic safety curriculum - Cross This Way - announced today at PS 124 (NY Times)

Ten Years Later, a Mural Inspires Safety on Brooklyn's Other 'Avenues of Death' (Brooklyn Ink)

AECOM's redevelopment proposal for Red Hook & Sunset Park , in which "Southwest Brooklyn" consists only of Red Hook & Sunset Park. In the study's historical overview, there is no mention of Sunset Park's Latino population, and in its health/social services list, no Sunset Park Asian/Latino cultural/social organizations appear.

Gentrified Aquarium: De Blasio's Streetcar and the Tale of Two Waterfronts (Village Voice):
Some of these multibillion-dollar projects that the real estate industry is erecting along the water, daring future generations to deal with, were plotted years ago, before Sandy made the city's vulnerabilities to climate change undeniable. Yet Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposed $2.5 billion streetcar, the Brooklyn-Queens Connector, is a creature of 2016, and while it offers a new way to fund public transportation in the face of Albany's intransigence, the method the city will use to pay for it — tax revenues from increasing market-rate waterfront development — is pure global warming regression.

Poll for Friends of BQX reveals overwhelming support for BQX!! (Brooklyn Eagle)

Trolley to Nowhere:  Some sane observations on the Brooklyn/Queens transit solutions we really need (City Journal)

One of the city's last seltzer men sees demand bubbling up (Crain's)

Photographer Laura Goggin turns her attention back to those beautiful, busy city kestrels (Laura Goggin Photography)

On Thursday, September 15, Gowanus author Joseph Alexiou will be discussing his book Gowanus: Brooklyn's Curious Canal in the 251 First condo sales gallery at 340 Fifth.  The event is from 6:30 - 8:30 pm & admission is free. RSVP to While you're at it, you can ask about the $2,900,000 penthouse currently for sale in the building ...

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