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Forth on Fourth Ave (FOFA) has a 10-year history of successfully lobbying for 4th Avenue improvements (between Atlantic Avenue and the Prospect Expressway) including tree planting, tree bed maintenance (with tree guards), and public art installations. We started as a committee of the Park Slope Civic Council in 2010, and since 2020, have become increasingly involved in the Gowanus Rezoning Plan, which borders 4th Ave. Our current focus is on the 4th Avenue corridor and neighboring side streets, advocating for safer, greener and more resilient streetscape for all to enjoy.

2024 Community Survey

Survey Results and Presentations are on our Resources Page

In Spring 2024, we collected over 600 responses from the community, asking "What do YOU think about 4th Ave? The top priorities were more greening, improved pedestrian and bike safety, and a more active/welcoming street life to make 4th Ave feel safer and more livable. Other top concerns were improve flood mitigation and support for local businesses. 


We held community stakeholders meeting on May 15, 2024 at the Old Stone House to review the survey results with over 50 community members and 11 representatives from local elected officials and NYC agencies. Several agencies (NYC Parks, DEP, DDC, DOT and MTA) were able to give updates about ongoing projects. See our Resources page for more info.

Forth on Fourth Ave (FOFA) Actions


Cleaning & Greening FOFA advocated for the city to plant over 100 trees (with tree guards) on 4th Ave. A few times a year, we wourk with residents and businesses to clean, green and plant the tree beds.


Community Advocacy FOFA has held major community stakeholder meetings to inform elected politicians and city agencies of residents' concerns. We have held actions to gain attention for needed improvements at the 4th Ave/9th St Subway station and Times Plaza (where 4th Flatbush and Atlantic Aves intersect). 


Safer Streets 

FOFA, working with others, was a major advocate for the 4th Ave Safety Plan which included bike lanes and medians. We continue to fight for planted green medians as part of the promised improvements.


Pacific St Library

FOFA was a key player in the fight to save the Pacific Street Library from demolition. Today there are plans for major improvements, following a Community Visioning Process. 


Join Us!

Email us at or use the contact form to reach out! We would love to have your help and your ideas!

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