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The View from Ocean Parkway was created for those who care about the safety and quality of life of this wonderful greenway through which many thousands travel by foot, bicycle or car. The capital improvement of the Ocean Parkway malls is just a healthy start and new energy in maintaining and enhancing this magnficent boulevard. This five mile green ribbon through Brooklyn to the sea is a resource that we cannot take for granted and we urge all residents and visitors to support the following obectives and goals of our new support group. -to protect Ocean Parkway from vandalism and crimes against residents and visitors. -To improve the safety, enjoyment and quality of life for residents, pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers on Brooklyn's beautiful and historic Ocean Parkway. -To add flowering plants along the greenway. -To add street maps at strategic locations so visitors can identify important and historic locations that are significant in the growth of Brooklyn. -To promote the cleanliness of the malls and roadway. -To monitor the condition of the trees and grassy areas of the malls. -To share government date on crime, traffic accidents and fires on the OP corridor. -To identify the maintenance needs of the road surface, park benches, sidewalks, street signals, lights,and signs -To increase the safety of our children through safe havens and corridors. -To inform citizens on the history of Ocean Parkway and its significance in the development and vitality of Brooklyn. -To research in historic archives for photos, maps, etc. that took place on the Ocean Parkway greenway and can be shared with the community. -To advocate for wifi coverage along the length of the parkway. -To be a place where citizens can express their thoughts and concerns over conditions on Ocean Parkway and the greenways. -To identify issues with vehicular traffic flow and safety. -To partner with individuals, businesses, local community organizations and government officials agencies to create a better experience for all citizens who use Ocean Parkway.

Mission: To improve the safety, enjoyment and quality of life for residents, pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers on Brooklyn's beautiful and historic Ocean Parkway.

New Report Finds De Blasio's Ferry Project Is Hemorrhaging Money
03/29/2019
New Report Finds De Blasio's Ferry Project Is Hemorrhaging Money

New Report Finds De Blasio's Ferry Project Is Hemorrhaging Money

A newly-released budget review revealed that the amount of taxpayer subsidies needed to keep the service afloat are even greater than previously known, and set to dramatically increase under a planned expansion.

MTA to spend $6.2M on camera enforcement for bus lanes throughout New York City
03/29/2019
MTA to spend $6.2M on camera enforcement for bus lanes throughout New York City

MTA to spend $6.2M on camera enforcement for bus lanes throughout New York City

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded a $6.2 million contract to a company that will launch camera enforcement of bus lanes to ticket drivers who they say slow bus lanes to a crawl and add to the declining ridership experienced by the agency in recent years.

Chief Dermot F. Shea on Twitter
03/23/2019
Chief Dermot F. Shea on Twitter

Chief Dermot F. Shea on Twitter

“The subject wanted for the brutal subway attack of an elderly woman IS IN CUSTODY. The victim was treated & released from the hospital & is getting the care, advocacy & support needed. Thank you to the worldwide community for the tremendous assistance. Add’l details to follow.”

"The new modifications include minimum ceiling heights and window sizes in basement and cellar spaces, and strengthened ...
03/09/2019
City Launches East NY Basement Pilot Program

"The new modifications include minimum ceiling heights and window sizes in basement and cellar spaces, and strengthened requirements for emergency egress and fire safety. Each proposed modification to the code standards took into account the health and safety of residents, lawmakers said."

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed on Monday a new law to launch a three-year pilot program that will create livable basement apartments in East New York.

Negotiation Lessons from the Amazon Deal Blow-Up
03/09/2019
Negotiation Lessons from the Amazon Deal Blow-Up

Negotiation Lessons from the Amazon Deal Blow-Up

Announcing the Amazon deal (photo: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office) Amazon’s decision to abandon its planned construction of a major campus in Long Island City has revealed deep fissures among New Yorkers. Typical of news coverage and commentary in these highly-polarized times, discussion of th...

Vandals Paint Swastikas In UES Gym Locker Room
03/09/2019
Vandals Paint Swastikas In UES Gym Locker Room

Vandals Paint Swastikas In UES Gym Locker Room

Swastikas were painted on the walls of a family locker room in the Asphalt Green gym facility on York Avenue and East 91st Street.

The Amazon deal is DOA, but the political fallout is just beginning
02/24/2019
The Amazon deal is DOA, but the political fallout is just beginning

The Amazon deal is DOA, but the political fallout is just beginning

Breadcrumb Home Features February 18, 2019 12:00 AM The Amazon deal is DOA, but the political fallout is just beginning Will Bredderman Tweet Share Share Email More Print Buck Ennis Gianaris and other prominent HQ2 critics will now have to answer for the deal’s collapse. News that Amazon will no l...

The Amazon deal is DOA, but the political fallout is just beginning
02/20/2019
The Amazon deal is DOA, but the political fallout is just beginning

The Amazon deal is DOA, but the political fallout is just beginning

Breadcrumb Home Features February 18, 2019 12:00 AM The Amazon deal is DOA, but the political fallout is just beginning Will Bredderman Tweet Share Share Email More Print Buck Ennis Gianaris and other prominent HQ2 critics will now have to answer for the deal’s collapse. News that Amazon will no l...

No shortage of finger-pointing in Amazon debacle
02/15/2019
No shortage of finger-pointing in Amazon debacle

No shortage of finger-pointing in Amazon debacle

Breadcrumb Home Amazon in Long Island City February 14, 2019 03:44 PM No shortage of finger-pointing in Amazon debacle Will Bredderman Tweet Share Share Email More Print Associated Press News that Amazon would no longer come to Queens has left some feeling like the critics of the company's $3 billio...

Ferry uneasy: City named Coney Creek as site for nabe’s new ferry before solving critical logistical, environmental is...
02/06/2019
Ferry uneasy: City named Coney Creek as site for nabe’s new ferry before solving critical logistical, environmental issues, locals say

Ferry uneasy: City named Coney Creek as site for nabe’s new ferry before solving critical logistical, environmental issues, locals say

The city must address unanswered logistical and environmental questions about its plan to create a ferry stop in Coney Island Creek, according to some locals, who blasted officials for failing to include solutions to such concerns in their formal location study before selecting the site.

10/20/2018

You probably don't know it yet but Ocean Parkway will be closed from Prospect Park to Quentin Road for the NYCRUN event from 7am to 2pm. No doubt chaos on the residential streets throughout affected neighborhoods. But why should you have a say...you only live here.

Transit experts predict commuter hell ahead of L train shutdown
08/13/2018
Transit experts predict commuter hell ahead of L train shutdown

Transit experts predict commuter hell ahead of L train shutdown

Current plans for the upcoming L-train shutdown will leave hipster Brooklyn straphangers stranded and the Williamsburg Bridge and its surrounding areas choked by traffic for at least 15 months, tra…

De Blasio lets security haul away Post reporter for asking question
08/13/2018
De Blasio lets security haul away Post reporter for asking question

De Blasio lets security haul away Post reporter for asking question

Mayor de Blasio is a such a big believer in the free press that he let two bodyguards physically remove a credentialed Post reporter who had the temerity to ask him a question in public on Sunday. …

Gothamist
08/11/2018
Gothamist

Gothamist

The hottest station registered at a psychotic 104 degrees––18 degrees hotter than the temperature outside!

Anthony DiLorenzo on Twitter
08/07/2018
Anthony DiLorenzo on Twitter

Anthony DiLorenzo on Twitter

“#BREAKING employer of Sandor Szabo tells @PIX11News the 35 year old Fl man visiting NYC, passed away today in the hospital after a brutal assault in Queens, Sunday. No arrests have been made per police.”

Cory Booker’s lame excuse after holding sign critical of Israel
08/05/2018
Cory Booker’s lame excuse after holding sign critical of Israel

Cory Booker’s lame excuse after holding sign critical of Israel

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is under fire for posing for a photo with anti-Israel activists – and his spokesman’s excuse isn’t helping. A grinning Booker held up a sign critical of Israel’s securit…

MTA mulling changes to B82 Select Bus Service plan | Brooklyn Daily Eagle
07/20/2018
MTA mulling changes to B82 Select Bus Service plan | Brooklyn Daily Eagle

MTA mulling changes to B82 Select Bus Service plan | Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which was all set to introduce Select Bus Service (SBS) to the B82 line in Brooklyn this summer, pulled back and is still tinkering with the plan after the agency’s original proposal was met with skepticism and concern from local elected officials a...

Iran builds new centrifuge rotor factory: nuclear chief
07/20/2018
Iran builds new centrifuge rotor factory: nuclear chief

Iran builds new centrifuge rotor factory: nuclear chief

Iran has built a factory that can produce rotors for up to 60 centrifuges a day, the head of its atomic agency said on Wednesday, upping the stakes in a confrontation with Washington over the Islamic Republic's nuclear work.

M.C. Escher Comes To Brooklyn
06/12/2018
M.C. Escher Comes To Brooklyn

M.C. Escher Comes To Brooklyn

The largest exhibition of M.C. Escher's work to ever be shown in the United States comes to an unlikely but fitting spot.

Grace Meng slams de Blasio’s plan to scrap admissions testing
06/07/2018
Grace Meng slams de Blasio’s plan to scrap admissions testing

Grace Meng slams de Blasio’s plan to scrap admissions testing

New York’s top Asian-American elected official slammed Mayor de Blasio for proposing to eliminate the admission test at the city’s eight prestigious public high schools without input from Asian-Ame…

De Blasio wants to scrap admissions testing for elite high schools
06/03/2018
De Blasio wants to scrap admissions testing for elite high schools

De Blasio wants to scrap admissions testing for elite high schools

Mayor de Blasio on Saturday unveiled a plan to boost black and Latino enrollment at the city’s eight specialized high schools — and wants to scrap the ultra-competitive admissions test outrig…

A new bike-sharing company is eyeing an NYC jump
05/29/2018
A new bike-sharing company is eyeing an NYC jump

A new bike-sharing company is eyeing an NYC jump

Uber may have seen the future of New York transportation — but right now, it looks like a tiny, battery-powered bicycle startup. The ride-sharing giant jolted tech investors last month when it poni…

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