Bypass Vinegar Hill When Implementing the Brooklyn Greenway

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Jan Lee
8 years ago
I don't agree that original cobblestones should be uprooted wholesale and replaced, the problems with the roadway are because DOT does not follow up and repair the street properly after its torn up during construction. I don't agree that Vinegar HIll should be a connector for the Greenway project.

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Sean Sweeney
8 years ago
To quote the inestimable NYT architectural critic, Ada Louise Huxtable:
Any city gets what it admires, will pay for, and, ultimately, deserves....
We want and deserve tin-can architecture in a tinhorn culture.
And we will probably be judged not by the monuments we build
but by those we have destroyed.
--New York Times editorial, 1963

For the DOT to destroy our historic streets is inexcusable and, frankly, would be a tin-horn decision.

This would never happen to the cobblestones in Amsterdam or Copenhagen.

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Vivian Scott
8 years ago
Putting a smooth surfaced bikeway thru Vinegar Hill will ruin the authentic, historic character of the neighborhood. Furthermore, the streets are simply too narrow to safely support a bike lane.

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a lister
8 years ago
i live in vinegar hill. we're a tiny neighborhood and we don't want/need all the extra traffic/commotion/people. there are existing bike lanes 2 blocks away that are great!

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Kathryn Gurland
8 years ago
Because the Greenway would bring thousands of bikers from all over that would add noise, traffic hazards, and garbage to a neighborhood that currently has none of that. We who live in VH choose to do so for its peace, quiet, and historic feel.

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Elise Chen
8 years ago
Live in Vinegar Hill

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Tim Sharp
8 years ago
Live in Vinegar Hill

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Damian Chadwick
8 years ago
There are already excellent, physically separated bike lanes that bypass Vinegar Hill. I'm a cyclist myself and have used them many times. Vinegar Hill is a historic neighborhood, and should stay that way, not be plowed over and homogenized.

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Julia Stanton
8 years ago
I'd like to know what alternatives there are to routing the greenway along the waterfront's edge.

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Aldona Vaiciunas
8 years ago
Our quaint tiny neighborhood is one of the last historic districts in New York with Belgian Blocks. Why does NYC feel the need for the Greenway to go through our little neighborhood especially since you cannot even get to the waterfront as the Con Edison plant is in the way.