Friday, January 14, 2011

After the last snowstorm, a better job on clearing sidewalks around the AY site (but still a few gaps)

After the most recent snowfall, Forest City Ratner cleared the sidewalks bordering Atlantic Yards--more or less. This contrasts with sidewalks left un-shoveled after the December 26 snowstorm.

On Wednesday afternoon, January 12, I took a walk around the site, more or less, and saw most of the sidewalks had been cleared.

Two stretches were not cleared: most of the east side of Sixth between Dean and Pacific, and about one-fifth of the north side of Pacific between Sixth and Carlton just east of Sixth.

I checked with the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC), which has overall responsibility for the site. Spokeswoman Elizabeth Mitchell responded:
"ESDC received several complaints regarding snow removal last week, and directed FCRC to improve their efforts. We are pleased with their overall effort. Sixth Avenue between Dean and Pacific on the east side continues to be problematic due to the proliferation of illegally parked cars, prohibiting easy access for snow removal equipment. The west side of Sixth Avenue, however, is totally clear of snow. The stretch on Pacific Street just east of Sixth is the subject of a dispute between the LIRR and city DOT, which ESDC is hoping will soon be resolved."

1 comment:

  1. "Pleased with their overall effort?" Just shovel the damned snow.

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