Bed Stuy in the News This Week

“Creating more space for pedestrians at a dangerous, crowded transfer point between bus lines and the subway — sounds like a no-brainer, right? Not at Brooklyn Community Board 3, where the default position is to reflexively reject even the smallest street safety change.” That’s the opening statement to this Streetsblog article in which CB3 members recoiled at streetscape improvements proposed for Fulton Street and Utica Avenue. I’m personally a proponent of pedestrian upgrades at the expense of cars everywhere, and that intersection really does need some help.

Crazy: Bed Stuy was NYC’s most active neighborhood for new residential building applications last quarter with at least 33 new projects for the nabe. That’s nearly three times the number filed in Bushwick, which came in second place. All the details are at The Real Deal.

It’s almost kickoff time for the Bed-Stuy Crusaders, Bed Stuy’s first semi-professional football team that is in its second season. Sadly, these guys finished their debut season 0-10. Details on the lovable underdogs at The Brooklyn Reader.

The owners of Mayfield, the Crown Heights restaurant where hipsters take their parents to, parked a taco truck in the backyard of their new project Chilo’s, at Franklin Avenue and Clifton Place. DNAinfo has details on this new low-key outdoor spot, which is open from 4pm to 11pm on weeknights and from 4pm to 2am on weekends.

DNAinfo also has a story about Feast Bed Stuy, an awesome-sounding, block-by-block food and drinks tour that includes treats from Common Grounds Cafe and Peaches Hothouse. And it’s only 5 bucks!

And for your Friday “WTF.” There’s a video of some guy leaping across the G subway tracks at the Bedford-Nostrand Avenues station. Just….. NOPE. Couldn’t even watch the video.

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