Dumbo NYC pointed that Washington looks pretty cleaned up, has double yellow lines, and looks ready for two-way traffic. DUMBO residents that have moved in since the beginning of the recession have likely never seen such things. Hopefully this means a significant reduction in noise pollution. Freelancers and artists with offices or apartments nearby are going to start wondering where the guy with the jackhammer moved his cubicle.
Brownstoner reported that the Community Board 2 had a proposal to replace the concrete bays at 55 Washington. The site posted “an application came to CB2’s Land Use Committee to replace several concrete bays at street level with storefront windows. Chelsea Flowers will be the main retail tenant with added office space.”
With the removal of the bays, two-way traffic and a reduction in noise, the street is almost ready to be used for things like driving and living.