Thursday, May 1, 2014

Parks Dept. spruces up part of Brooklyn's historic Ocean ParkwayPh

The city Parks Dept. is renovating a stretch of Ocean Parkway from Kings Highway to Ave. O.
Photo of the west mall.  But it is the
 east mall that is being repaired.
Parks Dept. spruces up part of Brooklyn's historic Ocean Parkway - NY Daily News
BY REUVEN BLAU  NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 2:00 AM

A small part of the nation’s oldest bike lane is getting a $1.8 million makeover.
The Parks Department is sprucing up the bike route and adding asphalt on Ocean Parkway from Ave. O to Kings Highway.
The fixes along the path, originally built in 1880, will add shiny pavement markings along the path and bring new wood and concrete benches, and trees that will be planted in empty pits. It is unclear when the work will be finished.
“Ocean Parkway is one of the most widely used promenades in Brooklyn — from seniors who play chess to children who walk with their parents,” said City Councilman David Greenfield (D-Flatbush), who is paying for the work with his discretionary funds. “And that’s why I’m proud to have invested millions of dollars to improve it.”
Other spots along the 4.86 mile path — which runs from Prospect Park to Brighton Beach — remain in need of an upgrade.
rblau@nydailynews.com