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I hope that the DOT will finish this by this Summer, given the lack of accountability and transparency towards the general public.






How could you mistake that for anti-Semitic? There's nothing anti-Semitic about it. It's clearly some graffitier's meme. It's popping up all over the city. Who could mistake this smiley face, on the side of the Verizon building on Second Avenue in Manhattan, for evil?

Officer Campos that's a beautiful thing you did. Danny Ruscillo Former President 100th Precinct Community Council




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People forget that neighborhoods change. Ridgewood was used to be A German town. It's now mixed with Italian, Polish and Hispanic coutries. Nothing will stay the same. The Cornelia building could have been bought by all tenants but they are too cheap to come up with more money to buy it. They can still save that money to buy other building. It doesn't have to be on Cornelia St




Such governmental bureaucracy between the DOT and the unionized contractors and subcontractors, in which these projects will be late and over budget and us NYC taxpayer will pick up the tab. This could be a major domino effect on how does it impact gridlock ad shuttle bus service when the M train service along the BMT Myrtle Avenue Line will be shutting down for major repairs next summer. I hope that there will be a major cooperation between the MTA, the DOT, the businesses and the General Public. However, right now, we went nowhere.








Pedro, Actually the New York & Atlantic Railway has a much worse accident record than other railroads in its class. Newsday recently reported that since 2007 NYAR had 43 accidents/incidents compared to an average of 15 accidents/incidents for railroads in its class. Its accident/incident record is much worse than LIRR's own safety record. The Federal Railroad Administration's safety investigation of NYAR discovered that NYAR's practice was operating freight trains with unqualified crew. NYAR is a closely held private company. NYAR owns almost nothing -- a couple of Maintenance of Way trucks, their office equipment, one locomotive. NYAR wouldn't exist without their use of a public railroad and public subsidies. Public subsidies NYAR receives include new locomotives purchased with state funding, and millions in new infrastructure that is only used by NYAR. NYAR abused the public trust, broke federal law, cut corners, put public safety at risk to make more money for their two owners. NYAR's owners hide behind their money and connections and pay a lobbyist to talk to the press. You look at the repair NYAR made at Metropolitan Ave. and it's a cheap asphalt repair. For years NYAR didn't even do regular maintenance, damaging vehicles that had to use their crossings -- until the FRA had NYAR under the microscope and the railroad was concerned about renewing the Transfer Agreement. MTA and LIRR need to find another operator or operate their own freight railroad, as they did in the past.




Like any other commuter rail or freight operator across the northeast, I am not generally surprised there.

Thanks to rapid gentrification in the Northside of Williamsburg and now in Bushwick, more and more newer residents are coming to these neighborhoods, especially along the L train. It does make sense when the MTA could add more trains per week because these newer residents are flexible to go across NYC, anytime, anywhere, and not just to go to the 9 to 5 job anymore. It's a "double-edged" sword and a "Catch-22:" more service to relieve overcrowding, but more and more people are living along the L train in the future.

























It is critical to have a major cooperation between the MTA and the DOT, in terms of getting the world out to the general public sooner rather than later, with the least inconvenienced number of commuters possible.





Pure bureaucracy at its worst by the NYC DOT.



Really happy to hear about this. Hoping for some full fledged bike lanes as opposed to shared lanes. There is very little cycling infrastructure in Ridgewood / Middle V - every bit will make streets safer for cycling and driving. Now if only we could start a conversation about Metropolitan Ave

Lets see, Bike Lanes, Bike Lanes, Bike Lanes, Shared Bike Lanes, Shared Bike Lanes, Shared Bike Lanes please enough is enough remember the invention of the motor vehicle many do.....


Yes, great job in cutting off direct access to Wyckoff Hospital for those south of Myrtle Ave. Very dangerous. This is a major n/s connection for many motorists. The problems at this intersection-for the most part-were corrected by traffic installations...no study was done after these were installed...so safety is an unknown factor. The pedestrians need to be educated..you walk in front of a moving vehicle...they can't stop...You can't block all roadways and then say...it is making it safer. Roads were made for passage and in this case why didn't the hospital say more about blocking the main road to its doors?






Great job DOT. They need rectangular planters to cap off both end of the plaza so cars can't accidently run pedestrians over.



"To get the maximum amount of money". The magic words that America runs on. Where's Karl Marx when we need him. Or at least Bernie Sanders.



It is necessary to get this done ASAP, while inconvenience as few of the straphangers as possible.




It's funny that these tenants already put the sign on the window "private property" as if it belongs to them. This property is worth more than $1mil. Until then, it will have to go through the auction. There is no loophole around it.














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