August 20th, 2010
Another development that shows that Dumbo is ‘growing up’ (read: gentrified), Dumbo is getting its first stoplight on the corner of Jay and York Street. The DOT crews were pouring concrete in the foundation this afternoon to install the base of the streetlights (photo of base). This corner is near the F station entrance and gets busy with pedestrians in the morning and afternoon.
We guessed correctly, after the Dumbo Improvement District tweeted a message with a photo yesterday of lamp post being removed. Not confirmed yet, but there are talks about having other stop lights on Washington and York Street and on Front and Pearl
Adams Street. [correction: There's a request for a stop sign (not light) on Front and Pearl, and not Adams as originally posted.]
We’re no city planners, but with the increased number of pedestrians in the area, the lights should help avoid any accidents…in theory. Do you think this will help our neighborhood? Are there other corners that need a stop light?