New ADA-accessible entrance for Transit Musuem
The Brooklyn Blog
3:48 PM, June 8, 2011 By Rich Calder
The New York Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn today unveiled a new American Disabilities Act-accessible entrance at the corner of Court and Schermerhorn Streets.
"Court Street is one of the major commercial streets in Brooklyn—there’s a mix of restaurants and retail, plus it has the best transportation," said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. "I think this entrance is tremendous. It’s accessible to those with disabilities, and it’s a great addition to the streetscape."
"Downtown Brooklyn is becoming increasingly attractive as a place to live and do business. As the only cultural institution in the vicinity, the Transit Museum is proud to be part of this thriving community and pleased to turn a new face to our Court Street neighbors, said Gabrielle Shubert, director of the museum.
Architect and Transit Museum Trustee John di Domenico, a principal at di Domenico + Partners, designed the entrance pro bono. The entryway features improved lighting and a sleek, contemporary design that increases the museum’s visibility. AECOM volunteered engineering services, and funding came from by Markowitz, the city Department of Cultural Affairs, and Friends of the New York Transit Museum.
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