As anyone who has been to Park Slope knows, getting on the F train can be remarkably treacherous. Fourth Avenue is one of the neighborhoods and one of the city’s most dangerous streets. The fact that the equally busy Ninth Street crosses over nearby the F train only makes the trip that much more of a problem.
There has long been discussion about reopening the dormant train station which would cut down on the danger for everyone. But with funding not really existent and other more pressing matters at hand, there hasn’t really been all that much movement to action.
The Park Slope Civic Council recently held a walkabout to get to the bottom of this issue. According to Brooklyn Eagle (1) there were “about 50 adults, two toddlers, and a German shepherd-mix” who all banded together to try and stoke community interest.
This section of Brooklyn really could be made more beautiful with some effort. Unfortunately though this part of town is where passing traffic into and out of the borough finds itself. If Park Slope can ever revamp its image remains to be seen. Reopening the dormant train station could go a long way into revitalizing interest in the area.