Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Heart of Brooklyn Does the Driving



The folks at Heart of Brooklyn have been doing a lot of great work for the area recently, and their latest initiative is an inspired way to show off the neighborhood's burgeoning retail, bar, and restaurant scene and give locals a free ride on a Saturday night. Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum return this weekend, and Heart of Brooklyn will be running a free shuttle from the event throughout Prospect Heights (with a brief stop at St. John's and Classon, on the edge of Crown Heights). The complete schedule is here, and a map of the route is above.

Guides on the shuttle will be providing recommendations for shops, restaurants, and bars in the area, as well as handing out maps and discounts. If you're a local merchant and you want to be mentioned, contact HoB here (they've already got a nice page of local business info here). If you're just a resident looking for a fun Saturday night, let Heart of Brooklyn drive you around and give you some great discounts at local spots that you'd probably hit anyway.

5 comments:

  1. Why exactly does some van need to further destroy our environment and contribute to the area's congestion by driving around a very walkable distance? That map is so limited.

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  2. Maybe some people have limited mobility, but still would like to enjoy what the area has to offer?

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  3. I agree that the distance is totally walkable (and it's probably faster than taking the bus), but I think the idea here is to draw people from the Museum into Prospect/Crown Heights who wouldn't otherwise venture there on their own. Hopefully the next time they come, they'll just walk it.

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  4. I agree with the first anonymous post - I think that walking maps should be distributed with points of interest marked - I know that friends from Manhattan and elsewhere have come to the Target First Saturdays and have wanted to get a drink/food afterwards and, had I not been with them, would not have known where to go - I think that would be better than a van making a half mile circle.

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  5. Walking maps are probably the best idea, though I imagine the van appeals to the public's lazier side, as well as adding a sense of comfort about an area that a lot of people still disparage.

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