Last month’s brief removal from commission of the beloved Willoughby Avenue “Open Street” in Fort Greene has struck a nerve in the brownstone Brooklyn community.

Officials convened a meeting Tuesday night, March 8, to allow both supporters and opponents of the eight-block open street to ask questions of elected officials and transportation honchos, but the meeting quickly devolved into confrontation and chaos.

The eight-block open street, which is closed to motor vehicle through-traffic 24-hours-per-day, was abruptly removed from commission last month with no public input and little advance notice.

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