From a repost of a longer article on Gothamist, the long and the short of it is the MTA will be closing 30 stations for repairs in the next few years. Not sure of any exact schedule, but the announcement was accompanied by the statement:
“re-envision” 30 subway stations by 2020. The MTA plans to make these stations “cleaner, brighter… easier to navigate, with better and more intuitive wayfinding, as well as a modernized look and feel.”
While there will be wifi upgrades and e-ticketing (like that makes up for the closure) what do folks think about the closing of a busy stop in the heart of two neighborhoods that are growing by leaps and bounds…Greenwood Hts. and South Park Slope? Folks are already calling for increased train service…
We’re skeptical and torn on this as the station does need an upgrade, majorly (hell, the whole line does). But the loss of that station without increased train service is going to be a nightmare for commuters. Here’s the full map.
First reported by the NYDN, Brownstoner and then South Slope News, looks like the corner of 21st Street and 6th Avenue, 695-705 6th Avenue, is up for some change. Seems the former yeshiva was recently sold to the development company RNS Holdings for $9.9M.
So, redevelopment of an underutilized site (and former glass factory), good!Overdevelopment of the neighborhood, not so good…though no where near as bad pre-2006 rezoning (TBD due to Mayor’s and CPC’s newest plans, but that’s for another post). Development by a controversial developer (who has been banned from selling condos in NYC for the past 16 months, VERY BAD!
A belated post, since this broke before the holiday, but the beloved (or maligned, depending on who you ask) Eagle Provisions, a South Slope/Greenwood Heights mainstay since 1930 is giving up the ghost. And for mere $9MIL according to the Commercial Observer.
So, seems after a lot of good research by writer Keith Williams ofThe Weekly Nabe which showed up onCurbed.com ‘s new blog news post/column (?) under his by-line, we finally have some definitive answers as to the “right and the wrong” of our neighborhood’s (new/old) namesake “Greenwood Heights.” We (Aaron) had the pleasure of talking with Keith and reaffirming some of the knowledge we knew about the REALname for the (debated) area and it’s origins. Which (turns out, duh!) is well founded.
Green-Wood Cemetery was chartered by the State of New York on this date in 1838. The Greenwood Heights community should be thankful to be living so close to this National Historic Landmark and fantastic place to stroll, learn and relax (heck, all of Brooklyn should!). You can find out more info on their 175th on their website.
This popped up last night, 01/09/13 on the CCGH news group after many of us heard or witnessed police helicopter activity in the area. Unfortunately it was as a result of a robbery turned homicide. NY1 , DNAinfo and South Slope News have the story (not sure of other news outlets). UPDATED NEWS from Park Slope Patch.
Here’s the official police report from the 72nd Pct. via Community Board 7. Obviously if you saw something, contact the Pct. immediately at 718.965.6311:
With 8,000 trees, Green-Wood was quite an attractive target for Hurricane Sandy. And Sandy, with her big winds, was not kind. In all, 150 of Green-Wood’s trees were destroyed. And, just days after the storm, we estimate that well in excess of 100 monuments were damaged–that toll may go higher as trees are removed and more damage is uncovered.