Elevator for the Subway:
We have been working with our Councilman Brad Lander and Assemblyman Robert Carroll to help organize and participate in activities that advocate for these issues. We inform our members of upcoming activities that we feel would be useful for us to participate in. Interested members have spoken at press conferences and other meetings to promote these ideas.
In 2019 we mobilized our membership to vote for the “downpayment” project for an elevator at 7th Ave which won in this year's Participatory Budgeting, which means that Councilman Lander will be matching that $250,000 with another $250,000. This project is a long way down the road, but helps to keep us on the list of the next 50 subway stations to be made accessible.
NOTE 7/27/20: Thanks to our combined efforts, the 9th St. F/G subway station was approved for an elevator as part of the next 40+ stations to be made accessible. However, due to the COVID crisis this project is currently frozen. We will keep you posted on any developments as and when funding is freed up.
Pedestrian/ Street Safety:
See our Summary of Responses GNPS Pedestrian Street Safety Survey
We are working on issues related to street/ sidewalk safety, issues with broken sidewalks, bluestones and how to remedy this.
Bench success! We submitted requests for 9 new benches along Seventh Avenue and 5 were approved and installed!
Try the new benches:
100B 7th Ave (Union-President)
147 7th Ave (Garfield-Carroll)
160 7th Ave (Garfield-1St)
274 7th Ave (6-7 Streets)
365 7th Ave (10-11 Streets)
Bikes, Electric Bikes and Micromobility isssues:
We participate in the Bike Safety Group which includes the 78th Pct, NY Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, the 5th Av BID and other community groups. To help understand the issues of E-Bike’s we researched and presented a report in Winter, 2020, on the Micromobility/Electric Bikes for Pedestrian Populations in NYC & other Municipalities. We recommend several actions that are needed.