Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) expressed his great appreciation for Department of Transportation Keith Bray following a meeting that allowed the Assemblyman to enumerate the numerous issues impacting his community. Commissioner Bray and his staff met with Assemblyman Hikind along with Community Board 12 Chairman Yidel Perlstein and District Manager Barry Spitzer to discuss issues ranging from dangerous intersections without proper traffic signals to signage, lighting and traffic concerns.
Among the issues discussed was the need for overnight parking for the many yeshiva buses that service the community. Possible locations were presented to Commissioner Bray and his team.
Issues that were discussed included suggestions for improving traffic safety for both drivers and pedestrians along 21st Avenue from 53rd to 59th Street, at the corner of 17th Avenue & 57th Street, and on Avenue J and Ocean Parkway, as well as buckling along 50th Street between 13th Avenue & 14th Avenue.
Assemblyman Hikind, who has worked with Commissioner Bray for more than a decade during his tenure with the D.O.T., expressed his great confidence in Bray, who was appointed Brooklyn Borough Commissioner in September, 2014.
“It’s a pleasure to work with Commissioner Bray, who is always receptive to our concerns and who really knows our streets and understands our issues,” said Hikind. “The job of government is to make life better for people and Commissioner Bray shares that commitment. I am confident that he was address all of our concerns as quickly as possible, and I look forward to reporting back to everyone as street issues are resolved.”
The Assemblyman also thanked Yidel Perlstein and Barry Spitzer for attending the meeting.