TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT – Community Board 10 voted on the DOT’s big plan to improve safety on 4th Avenue. The Board accepted some minor measures, rejected some major ones… and we have the breakdown of each proposal, and exactly how the Board voted.
PARKS: The Bay Ridge Community Eco Dock is set to open this Thursday (October 17, 2013) at a ceremony at 11am, according to a notice from the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (MWA). As a Parks Department program, the central mission of the dock at the end of the 69th Street pier is to provide recreational access to the water for residents.
PARKS: New York’s citywide twice-annual volunteer cleanup event, It’s My Park Day, will take place this spring this coming Saturday (October 19, 2013). The Shore Road Parks Conservancy is participating, and is encouraging people to show up at one of its workgroups in six locations throughout the Shore Road and Owl’s Head Parks.
POLITICS: On October 7, City Councilmember Vincent Gentile and his Republican opponent, John Quaglione, faced each other in a fiery debate hosted by the Dyker Heights Civic Association, where they hit each other on their ability to bring funding back to the district and fielded several questions about crime and public safety.