Crossing Atlantic Avenue to enter Brooklyn Bridge Park has never been a particularly easy—or scenic—route. But that’s about to change with news that the the Atlantic Avenue BID is transforming the tunnel beneath the BQE… into a FUNderpass. The Brooklyn Paper reports that the BID has been awarded a $75,000 city grant to remake the space with colorful murals, new lighting, seating, directional signage and a bike station.
The pedestrian thoroughfare, which lies between Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill, will be developed with the Design Trust for Public Space over the next year. Josef Szende, executive director of the AA BID, tells Brooklyn Paper, “It will really be a game changer. The goal of the project is to transform the underpass into an inviting gateway linking the waterfront to Atlantic Avenue’s dynamic shops and restaurants.”