Victory For The Community – Plan To Close Schermerhorn Street Withdrawn

Senator Velmanette Montgomery

November 28, 2016

‘Temple’ of doomed! Developer abandons attempt to expand Boerum Hill’s Temple Square after ‘brouhaha’

Victory for the community! Senator Montgomery joins her constituents in applauding Alloy Development and the NYC Department of Transporation's decision to withdraw the proposal to close Schermerhorn Street access to Flatbush Avenue. To read the story, visit

(Senator Montgomery) was glad to see the plan get eighty-sixed, and hopes transportation honchos will consult residents first next time. 

“No one knows the needs of a neighborhood better than its residents and we need to set a trend where communities are involved in the decisions that affect them,” (Senator Montgomery) said.