Daily Archives: April 17, 2013


Pedestrian Plazas Coming to Broadway

Community Board 1 recently approved a proposal by the Department of Transportation to create a new pedestrian plaza at Broadway and Bedford. The plaza would be located on the little triangle that is created where South 6th Street branches off from Broadway. “This is one of the areas with the least open space in all of Brooklyn,” said board member Jason Otano. “Even though it’s not a patch of grass, it will provide people places to congregate.”


Williamsburg Construction Boom Ruining Babies’ Naps and Walks, Moms Say

This DNA article about the nuisance of ongoing construction in Williasmburg resulted in a fair amount of online snark, but the issue is a real one, and can be illegal. While some disruption is inevitable (and it is impossible to make pile drivers quiet), excess dust, debris and other detritus can be unhealthy and dangerous. This is something that North Brooklyn – Greenpoint and Williasmburg – will have to deal with for some time. In 2005, NAG started a community watchdog project to deal with exactly these type of issues […]