Construction to revamp the streetscape on Cortelyou Road is well underway. I'm really interested to see how the new, wider tree pits and extra planting areas work out. With adoption by business and residents, they could be beautiful.
The plan calls for the planting of 40 new Linden trees, Flatbush Light Poles, benches, clocks, bike racks and wrought iron tree guards. This streetscape will create a public space that invites pedestrianism, improves public health, stimulates local economic activity, and attracts residents and visitors to the community.Today, the block was hopping, with activity from Coney Island Avenue to Rugby Road. Here's the front of the library, at the northeast corner of Argyle Road:
- Cortelyou Road, FDC
Library Plaza, Cortelyou Road and Argyle Road, Northeast corner
Click the image above for larger sizes where you can see the scoring line along the sidewalk on the right-hand side.
Here are some other images from this afternoon.
Scoring the sidewalk, Cortelyou Road, North side, in front of library between Argyle and Rugby Roads
Curb and sidewalk reconstruction in progress, Cortelyou Road, South side, looking East from Stratford Road
Street Tree "Barrier", Cortelyou Road, South side, Stratford-Westminster Roads
Dry-laid cobblestones, Cortelyou Road, South side, West of Stratford Road
Cobblestone sidewalk margin, Cortelyou Road, South side, West of Rugby Road
- A look into the Future: Cortelyou Road, Living in Victorian Flatbush, October 2006
- Renovations Follow Families to Victorian Flatbush, New York Sun, September 21, 2006
- Pictures of This Year's StreetScape Renovation Plans, Cortelyou Road Merchant's Association (CORMA), January 2006