The Dean Street Block Association (DSBA), between 6th and Vanderbilt Avenues, is an association of residents, businesses and institutions dedicated to the improvement of our community in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
Check this site (or subscribe to its newsfeed) and join our Yahoo! Group, Dean6thtoVanderbilt, for upcoming events and information about our neighborhood as well as to share opinions and information with your neighbors.
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[This is a singe riders experience without supportive data.]
This morning I biked to the lovely Red Hook Swimming Pool for early bird lap swim. This ride is sixteen minutes from our block. Below are my two routes (left – to the pool; right – back to our block).
I’ll be the first to admit I’m not the most comfortable city biker. 95% of my rides involve getting to Prospect Park and doing loops. This morning I learned, first-hand, how unnerving bicycling on Dean Street is. To me, the most anxiety-riddled part of the ride is crossing Hamilton Avenue (under the BQE). Next though is riding Dean Street between 6th and Vanderbilt. On my way home, I encountered:
- FDNY pulling out and going the wrong way on Dean to get to 6th Avenue
- 3 different double-parked vehicles in front of 535 Dean, syncopated with double parked automobiles (presumably) associated with Temple of Restoration creating a slalom-like experience
- 2 construction works unloading materials on Dean Street for 535 Carlton Avenue
- 4 illegally parked USPS vehicles narrowing the street and frustrating the driver behind me as we form a bike-to-car caravan
DOT: let’s not be regressive and await accidents (like these on Vanderbilt Avenue and the original MPT reducing sight lines). Let’s also not discuss the inability for the DOT to enforce. The DOT has high-quality planners that have expertise on improving these situations. Please assist.
A reminder that the next Quality of Life Meeting will be held:
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
Shirley Chisholm State Office Building
55 Hanson Place
1st Floor Conference Room
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Please join the NYPD 78th Precinct Community Council Monthly Meeting!
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
at the 78th Precinct Station House / 65 Sixth Avenue at Bergen Street, Brooklyn
Interesting video clip via ABC7.
Last night, a lively group covered:
1). DOT’s proposed new Citibike location on Carlton Avenue north of Dean Street.
2). Block Party Planning: raffle, activities, food
3). 587 Bergen Street proposal/Zoning block 1129
4). School Update
5). Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park: Ongoing and Upcoming Issues