The proposed streetcar line would run along the Valentino Pier in Red Hook, pictured here.  AP Photo/Kathy Willens

A proposal for a streetcar line linking waterfront areas in Brooklyn and Queens from Sunset Park to Astoria resembles, in part, a familiar plan by an outspoken Brooklyn rail advocate known for his tenacity. New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman, in his column on April 21, praised city planner Alexander Garvin’s proposal for a “desire line.” Read More →

This “townhouse-style” post-disaster housing prototype was erected Saturday in Downtown Brooklyn. Photo: Mary Frost

Getting Ready For the Next Superstorm Sandy New York City is testing an experimental post-disaster housing prototype in Downtown Brooklyn. If the test is successful, the modular housing could be installed in parking lots, on dead end streets, or on other paved land in neighborhoods hit by a disaster. The idea is to keep residents Read More →