Author Archives: Keith Williams

About Keith Williams

I write about Brooklyn. I create Jeopardy! villains. I like to run. A lot. Check out my full profile.

This weekend: vote in Participatory Budgeting

Five of the ten Council Districts using the Participatory Budgeting model are in Brooklyn. Continue reading

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Check out my latest “Blurred Lines” column, on Dumbo

Some additional information and thoughts on my latest Curbed article on the changing boundaries of Dumbo. Continue reading

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Seeing neighborhood history from a blind woman’s perspective

In describing my experience to a lifetime blind resident of Washington Heights, I got more of the neighborhood’s history than I expected. Continue reading

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Why the advocacy of traffic-victims’ families is so critical

Allison Liao’s family was devastated by her death – and that’s why their work is the most important being done in the livable-streets community. Continue reading

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Anatomy of a collision: a convergence of impatience

On Tuesday, the impatience of several drivers led to a collision between a dollar van and a cyclist. What led to this “accident”? Continue reading

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The 1936 “safari” to find the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel

A few weeks ago, The Verge published a feature on the abandoned Atlantic Avenue Tunnel, the oldest subway tunnel in the world. Adrianne Jeffries chronicles its 180-year history, including the various rumors surrounding its use (bootlegger lair, Nazi hideout) and … Continue reading

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The math behind my Ditmas Park run

Breaking down the math behind planning my run through every block in Ditmas Park. Continue reading

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