Working for a Better DUMBO
On September 27, 2018, the Department of Transportation unveiled two proposals for reconstruction of the BQE from Atlantic Avenue through Sands Street. Since then, a number of alternatives have been proposed and the Mayor has convened an expert panel to review those plans. DAC is actively part of this process, advocating for a plan that connects the BQE and the bridges, creates additional green space in DUMBO, and has the least negative impact on local traffic and quality of life during and after the construction.
Learn more about the plans and DAC's advocacy here.
The busy York Street Station has just one egress and is not handicap accessible making it dangerous for commuters. The situation will continue to worsen with the increase of residential and business development in DUMBO and nearby neighborhoods, including the Navy Yard and Fulton Ferry.
DUMBO's streets and sidewalks are falling apart and are inaccessible to those with a disability. Its intersections are dangerous. And the pipes under the streets are 100 years old and in desperate need of repair. The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has begun its major capital project to rehabilitate our beleaguered streets and sidewalks.
While this roadwork will cause additional disruption (and, no doubt, frustrations), DAC is supportive of the project because of the long-term gains, namely safer and more accessible streets and sidewalks.
Development projects in DUMBO, including at 85 Jay and 30 Front, impact traffic conditions and cause other quality of life issues during construction. DAC is committed to improving communications between developers and the residents so we get quick solutions to our concerns.
DAC is proud to support and partner with our local schools, P.S. 307 and The Dock Street School.
We love the BBP! What's there not to love...
well, except for the scaffolding near John Street.
Scaffolding was erected in 2018 as a safety precaution after debris started to fall from the Manhattan Bridge into the park below. The scaffolding cannot come down until the MTA and DOT find a permanent solution for protecting visitors under the Manhattan Bridge. DAC is pushing the government to address this problem and won't stop until the scaffolding comes down.
DAC is a member of the BBP Community Advisory Council and a proud supporter of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy.
DUMBO is gritty and picturesque, making it a popular destination for filming. While DUMBO residents are proud to showcase our unique neighborhood, filming creates congestion and unsafe traffic conditions causing quality of life issues when filming is day after day.
Because of DAC's advocacy, there is a moratorium on filming in our neighborhood throughout the duration of the five-year street rehabilitation project.
Learn more about film shoots in DUMBO here.