Since late February, the MTA has rerouted (permanently) the B103 Express Bus over 7th Ave / 9th St / 5th Ave.
That's about 10 buses per hour barreling through the neighborhood during peak hours. They don't stop anywhere, and they go as fast as they can, effectively giving the neighborhood a big fat finger.
The reason given is that the previously used 3rd Ave is too slow.
Anyone else think that's not quite appropriate for 5th and 7th? Unlike industrial or arterial thoroughfares (like 3rd & 4th Avenues), these are largely local commercial / residential streets.
Maybe they should be made into arteries. Maybe we can make them one-way (and strip one or both parking lanes during rush hours) to take some of the pressure off the BQE?
Our quaint little streets are giving the people who choose to live at the edges of Brooklyn a much longer commute than they like.