Just a warning to any Brooklyn (or NYC) cyclists who use the Belt Parkway cycling path - there's a 1/4-mile stretch that's completely closed for repair near Erskine Rd. (the Target/Home Depot mall) and the big landfill. I was headed west from the Cross-Bay Bridge the other day and suddenly - chain link fence, no more bike path! Luckily the construction guys let me climb through and cyclo-cross my way to the other side, they said the city is supposed to put up signs warning people that the path is closed but I sure didn't see anything in either direction.
The guy I talked to said that stretch would be closed for about a month, and then they will be moving further east a section at a time until they get to Cross-Bay Blvd. That part of the path could sure use an upgrade, it's just too bad they have to wait until the good weather to close it all down.