Monday, January 25, 2016

Snow removal problems persist around project site

Update: By Monday night, the sidewalk on Dean Street was clear, but the Carlton Avenue Bridge sidewalk was not.

Dean Street yesterday
There's significant frustration today, especially in Queens, regarding streets that remain unplowed after Saturday's storm.

Well, there's also frustration in Prospect Heights, where the sidewalks next to the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park site were not cleared appropriately, as neighbors have documented. (Here's the rule on snow removal.)

The photo at right, from this Instagram account, shows the sidewalk at 4 pm yesterday on Dean Street east of Sixth Avenue, site of the 664 Pacific development. Surely that's more than 14 hours after the snow stopped, thus triggering the responsibility to shovel.

Also see this Instagram photo yesterday of Carlton Avenue between Dean and Pacific.

Below, a video shot this morning shows the uncleared sidewalks on the Carlton Avenue Bridge between Pacific Street and Atlantic Avenue.

While that may still formally be the responsibility of the Long Island Rail Road, Pacific Park developer Greenland Forest City Partners is working in the railyard.

And if they can't decide who's responsible, shouldn't Empire State Development, the state agency overseeing/shepherding Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park, break the logjam? Shouldn't the developer and/or state agency be communicating about this?

(Update/correction: while the state MTA is responsible for the sidewalk around the railyard, the sidewalk on the bridge is apparently the responsibility of the NYC DOT.)

No comments:

Post a Comment