Pedestrian safety improvements and an enhanced public space at Fulton Street and Gates Avenue. Street reconstruction reduced the length of the crosswalk and encourages vehicles to come to complete stops. New planted areas, more trees, benches and additional lighting were installed for this project made possible by funding secured by the FAB Alliance. In addtion, the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation removed the 8-foot tall fence that had surrounded Gateway Triangle for decades and opened up that space for the community to enjoy.
The area where Fulton Street, Greene Avenue, Hanson Place and South Oxford Street meet (aka:"7-Corners") has become an enhanced public space with the addition of new trees, planted green space and benches. Plus additional bike parking in this project made possible by funding secured by the FAB Alliance.
FAB completed a project to expand every tree bed in the district plus plant dozens of new trees. The expanded tree beds allow more water to reach the roots and tree guards were added to protect the new trees in this project made possible by funding secured by the FAB Alliance.
With Fowler Square under construction, the planters from that plaza have been put to use to beautify a stretch of Fulton Street between Cambridge Place and Grand Avenue. The planters bring a bit of green to the sidewalks in front of the Post Office and its parking lot with barbed-wire fencing, the Senior Citizens Center at 966 Fulton and Young Minds Day Care Center at 972 Fulton in this project made possible by funding secured by the FAB Alliance in partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation. In 2017, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) recognized this FAB block and the beautification efforts here by selecting it as a 2nd place winner in the "Greenest Block in Brooklyn" contest for Commercial Blocks. (PHOTO: Brooklyn Botanic Garden)
Responding to increased demand, well over 100 new bike racks have been installed on the sidewalks of FAB thanks to the support of the NYC Department of Transportation in response to requests made by FAB Alliance. Construction of public spaces at Fowler Square, Greene Avenue and Putnam Triangle include additional bike parking. Bike Corrals have been installed at South Oxford Street and St. James Place, with another to be installed near the Subway entrance at Washington Avenue.
Redesign & Reconstruction
The reconstruction of the playground at Fulton Street and Classon Avenue has been completed and is now open with major upgrades to the facililities, design improvements and public safety enhancements thanks to funding from NY City Council.
Despite the commonly-used name, this space at Fulton and Lafayette is actually owned by the City of New York. Closed for years due to safety issues, the fenced-in triangle space opposite Fowler Square in Fort Greene, has been rebuilt and opened up as a new NYC Park, to be managed and maintained by the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership managed the construction project with legacy funding from the "BAM LDC". Opened: August 2019
Fulton Street Vision Plan
An open space and streetscape plan for the district was completed for the FAB Alliance in 2013 thanks to funding secured by the FAB Alliance and the generous contributions of the pro-bono architects who created the plan. Many of the initiatives currently under construction were informed by this plan and the community input that went into it. Continue reading for more details.