Last night’s Community Board 2 meeting began on a somber note, as Borough President Marty Markowitz addressed the board about the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti.
“Whatever impacts Haiti impacts Brooklyn big time,” he said, citing that Brooklyn has the largest Haitian population in the United States. He encouraged people to open their checkbooks in the coming days.
On the transportation front, the committee chair told the board that there was a discussion about reversing the direction of traffic on Love Lane, which runs in Brooklyn Heights between Henry and Hicks streets. The reason for the potential switch is because trucks are having trouble delivering to the CVS Pharmacy on the corner.
It was announced that Senator Squadron had advocated and secured the continued operation of the B25 bus line, which was threatened to be cut as part of the MTA’s doomsday budget.
District Manager Rob Perris said that later this spring, there would be extensive road work on Flatbush Avenue, between Tillary Street and Hanson Place. This, coupled with planned work on both the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, could make for a traffic nightmare for Heights drivers.