CHA & Daniel Squadron Collaborate to Keep Charter Buses Off Our Streets

Cobble Hill’s tour bus problem solved with GPS geo-fence

Now that Brooklyn has become the hippest neighborhood in the world, loaded sightseeing tour buses have increasingly invaded the borough’s narrow avenues and back streets, bringing noise and congestion where they don’t belong and sometimes getting stuck on turns, blocking traffic.

 

 

Pump the gas! Officials demand legislation to accelerate BQE repairs

Pump the gas! Officials demand legislation to accelerate BQE repairs

Share on Facebook Call it a fury road. State lawmakers must pass legislation to speed up the reconstruction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway by three years and save the city $300 million before the legislature lets out for summer in eight days, officials demanded at a press conference in front of the crumbling roadway on Friday.

Cobble Hill Association: Contractor who put up phony LICH parking signs should get more than a slap on the wrist

Cobble Hill Association: Contractor who put up phony LICH parking signs should get more than a slap on the wrist

Share on Facebook The city must create harsher penalties for contractors who illegally put up unauthorized Department of Transportation signs reserving street space around construction sites, the leader of a Cobble Hill civic group demanded this week.

 

State Senator Calls for an Oversight Following Investigation into Bogus ‘No Parking’ Signs

EXCLUSIVE: State senator calls for oversight following investigation into bogus ‘no parking’ signs

You see the signs all over the city. No standing or no parking and at the bottom, the authority of the Department of Transportation written in bright orange. But the DOT doesn’t put up these signs. They sell them to construction companies. “Has it changed the way you look at no parking signs?”

 

Brad Lander Announces Participatory Budgeting Winners

Our local NYC Council Member Brad Lander announced the winner of the 2017 Participatory Budgeting vote in our district. See the full list of winners here.

Cobble Hill Health Center won funding to start Creative Engagement for Alzheimer’s Patients & Training for Caregivers.  The program will include weekly visits from local artists to enrich the lives of elders with Alzheimer’s & train caregivers.

Bogus No Parking signs at LICH site tick off Cobble Hill residents | Brooklyn Eagle

Bogus No Parking signs at LICH site tick off Cobble Hill residents

Cobble Hill residents have finally had their suspicions confirmed: poorly displayed “no parking” and “no standing signs” that appeared on Henry Street between Amity and Pacific streets in January were illegal, put up by a contractor for Fortis Property Group, which is developing the former Long Island College Hospital (LICH).

 

Former Brooklyn Hospital Site Has $8M Townhouses, But No Affordable Housing

Former Brooklyn Hospital Site Has $8M Townhouses, But No Affordable Housing

BROOKLYN – Instead of affordable housing and a new school, the developer of the former Long Island College Hospital site is bringing luxury apartments and townhouses, with prices ranging from $2.55 million to more than $8 million, according to listings from the first phase of the project that hit the market this month.

 

Condo Project at Former Hospital Site Moves Forward in Brooklyn | NYT

Condo Project at Former Hospital Site Moves Forward in Brooklyn

This month, the development began marketing its first batch of homes, a mixture of condo units tucked inside the historic hospital building and the eight new townhouses. The 17 one- to three-bedroom condo units are in the French Renaissance Revival-style Polhemus Building, completed in 1897.