The Park Slope Civics Council has organized a walking tour to highlight proposed changes in the area for interested residents. It’s called Moving Forward on the Fourth. The “Fourth” actually refers to the avenue that is the focus of the tour, not the date, so if you show up on Thursday for the meeting you’ll be waiting for quite a while. The walk will take place on November 6th at 9:30 AM or, in case of rain, on the 7th at 2:30 PM. For all sleep deprived commuters who like having just one day to sleep in, let’s hope it rains on the 6th. No one should have to be anywhere at 9:30 AM on a Saturday. The group will meet at 4th Avenue and 9th Street under the underpass.
There are several changes to the avenue under discussion. While the Prospect Park Civics Council website informs residents that one of the changes will “impact parking” they do not mention whether this impact will be positive or negative. There’s also talk of “prospective plans” for the nearby subway station. Could this be considered a tease to get people to attend? Savvy marketing tactic for their walk or just a way to smoothly slide around potentially contentious topics? Anyone who cares enough about the parking situation or that subway stop might want to show up and find out.
On a more securely positive note they do mention that Washington Park will be undergoing renovations, which sounds encouraging, and that 4th Avenue in general will be beautified. Safety improvements are also being made. Several bigwigs from the Park Slope Civics Council, the Park Slope Neighbors, Old Stone House and Community Board 6 will be speaking so any questions the walkers have will be directed at the right people. Anyone who wants to take a brisk walk down 4th Avenue and learn a little about the future of Park Slope at the same time should set their alarms and show up.
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