Sunday, May 5, 2013



Select Bus Service (B44 Limited) 
Project Update

Dear merchants and community members – 

Preparation for Brooklyn’s very first Select Bus Service route on the limited B44 route has begun. There are some important updates about which we want you to be aware, and which we urge you to share with your neighboring merchants, customers and community members in general. We know that construction and change in general can be confusing and we want to make sure that you have the best access to information. For additional information about the route, please see the latest newsletter from NYC Department of Transporation (DOT) and the project page.

Parking Changes: (en kreyòl ayisyen)

Nostrand Avenue: in the weeknight (Monday-Friday) evening hours of 4:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. parking will now be allowed on the right side of the street (except between Eastern Parkway and Sullivan Place).  However, parking WILL NOT be allowed on the left side of the street from 4:00p.m.-7p.m. or from 7:00a.m. -10:00a.m. on weekdays.

Rogers Avenue: in the weeknight (Monday-Friday) evening hours of 4:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. parking will now be allowed on the right side of the street (except between Eastern Parkway and Empire Boulevard).  However, parking WILL NOT be allowed on the left side of the street from 4:00p.m.-7p.m. or from 7:00a.m. -10:00a.m. on weekdays.

Later this summer, changes that allow for easier access for deliveries by trucks and vans will go into effect and we will keep you posted on those changes.

Construction:

Work in preparation for the new stations at Empire Boulevard and Clarkson Avenue begun.  The work underground on the water-main has been completed and work to create the new stations which will look like the picture below will begin in late May/early June.  

 

Proposed station near Sterling Street train 2/5 stop (near Empire Blvd)

*If you have ANY questions about the construction process of timeline, please contact Emily Campbell, who is the Community Construction Liaison.  Her phone is (718) 942-5017 and her email is nostrandavenuesbsccl<at>gmail.com

Street repaving and bus lane painting is also a part of this project and we will keep you posted on when to expect that work to begin and be completed.

Beautifying Nostrand and removing eyesores:

Victory! As part of NAMA’s advocacy with the MTA, we are happy to report that the scaffolding eye-sore in front of the MTA substation has finally been removed, opening up the street to make pedestrians and shoppers feel safe!

BEFORE: