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Brownstone Brooklyn to Challenge UES as NYC's Retirement Home

Try imagining a little more gray amid those Brooklyn brownstones. Downtown Brooklyn organization Heights and Hills is using its recent grant from the state's Office for the Aging to survey area seniors on ways to keep them in the neighborhood. Specifically, in the neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, and Park Slope, according to the Brooklyn Paper. Seniors can take the survey through area organizations or, uh, online, and Heights and Hills will use the results to lobby state lawmakers for local changes like longer red lights, to give seniors more time to cross the street, or store window stickers inviting seniors in to use the restrooms. Of course, the bigger problem is the brownstones themselves, with those pesky staircases that are hard for the elderly to navigate. Will those stoops become ramps?
· What do seniors want? A new survey seeks to find out [BK Paper]