Sunset Park’s Chinatown seems to be outgrowing its Eighth Avenue britches. A walk down the street during the day requires quick and aggressive maneuvering, and jutting elbows. Goods displayed by stores spill out from the actual shops and out onto the sidewalks.
If all plans are finalized by the borough president, one of Brooklyn’s major thoroughfares will become unrecognizable in the coming years as it evolves from an accident-prone access road to a pedestrian-friendly commercial district. A vision plan announced this summer calls for safety, beautification and commercial efforts to make Fourth Avenue more inviting. Long denigrated […]
Two Democratic organizations in Bay Ridge adopt opposing strategies to gain power in the upcoming 2012 elections. While the Brooklyn Democrats prioritize redistricting, the Bay Ridge Democrats adopt a more non-partisan and community-based approach to local politics.