Fourth Avenue, Historic District, House Tour, and More in Civic News

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The Spring 2012 issue of Civic News is here! Download your own issue at right, or read all the news on our website:


Wanted: Better Transit, Sensible Transportation, and Safe Streets

How are the city and the community to balance the many demands for scarce street space?


Greening and Growing on Fourth Avenue

Over the past two years, there has been a new round of action that should bring yet another change for Fourth Avenue — greener, more diverse, more accessible. And the Park Slope Civic Council has been at the forefront of those activities.


It’s Official: South Slope Is Now Historic

The Landmarks Preservation Commission has voted to approve an expansion of the Park Slope Historic District, making it one of the largest such zones in the city.


Changing Lanes

If you walk, run, bike, or even drive in Prospect Park, you’ll notice some changes over the next few weeks to the configuration on Park Drive.


Explore Park Slope’s Inner Beauty

The 2012 edition of the Park Slope House Tour will give you a chance to see the architectural beauty that awaits inside the North Slope’s historic homes.


Appellate Division’s Unanimous Decision: ESDC Must Revisit 2009 Atlantic Yards Plan

In a strongly worded rebuke to the Empire State Development Corporation and Forest City Ratner, the State Appellate Division ruled to uphold a lower court’s decision that approval of Atlantic Yards’ 2009 Modified General Project Plan violated New York environmental law.


A Civic Sweeping Success

On a fine spring Saturday, volunteers picked up litter, performed tree care, listened to bluegrass, attended a tree-care workshop, had their soil tested, and learned how to make delicious fruit juice with a bicycle at the Civic Sweep.


Share and Share a Bike

Set to launch this July, New York City’s new bike-share program is possibly the biggest new transportation development in the city since the subway.


Official Business: Nominations for Civic Council Trustees

The Civic Council has nominated six new trustees for the upcoming year.


And the Budget Winners Are …

Seven diverse projects — helping local students, trees, composters, pedestrians, and library users — were voted to share in almost $1 million of funding from Councilmember Brad Lander in a new budgeting process that involved the entire community.


In Brief: Trees, Block Parties

The thousands of trees that the city planted this spring need our help. /  Interested in holding a block party this summer?


Plus: Our New and Improved Website

Explore our new look — more information, easier to use, and better ways to stay in touch and help your community!