Vintage street lights to spruce up historic district street
Fifty street light fixtures will be installed along Vanderbilt Avenue in an effort to spruce up the historic district street.
The fixtures will replace pedestrian and traffic signals and are meant to create a 19th century feel.
Gib Veconi, a representative from the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, told News 12 Brooklyn that the idea is to restore the architectural character of the neighborhood in hopes of creating a more appealing environment to attract visitors and patrons for local businesses.
"More people are kind of coming into the center and then leaving directly," said Ellen Fishman, owner of Amorina Cucina Rustica "They're not spending time in Prospect Heights, and the same with the cultural institutions. We just feel that we're not really noticed and known by people outside of the area."
Borough President Eric Adams allocated $575,000 to the project.
The fixtures are expected to be installed sometime in 2017.