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March 6, 2007

Controversy Brews Over City's Push To Make Main Brooklyn Avenues One-Way

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Two main avenues in Brooklyn may soon get a makeover as the city pushes to convert them to one-way traffic. It's an idea that's already stirring up controversy. NY1 Borough reporter Jeanine Ramirez filed the following report from Park Slope.

NYC Councilmember David Yassky's reaction is the same as many Park Slopers, who don't object to the project in itself, just the traffic:

You know what this really is? This is Atlantic Yards coming home to roost in the neighborhood.

Also, reporter Jeanine Ramirez explains that "the project would sit at the border of Park Slope," which is another myth.

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NoLandGrab: Site V is WEST of Flatbush Ave. making it part of Park Slope (see map). Site V is not the affluent section of Park Slope, so who cares.

If Atlantic Yards Site V were, say, on the block of Flatbush, 8th Ave., Plaza St. West, and Lincoln, then Park Slopers would be going ballistic, as they did when the 16-story Shinnecock Condo Tower went up on Union St. between 8th Ave. and Plaza St. W.

Posted by lumi at March 6, 2007 12:07 PM