Hikind Meets With DOT Over Critical Repairs To 50th Street in Boro Park


hikind-pedestrian-islandAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) and members of his staff met with representatives from the New York City Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Protection today to discuss the critical repairs needed along 50th Street between 13th and 14th Avenues with the goal of making the street safer. Hikind initially met with DOT Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Joseph Palmieri about this issue, and followed-up with Thomas Marrama, Borough Manager, Bureau of Water and Sewer Operations; Fred Schneider, Supervisor, Brooklyn Sewer Maintenance, South; and Denise Hubbard, Brooklyn Coordinator, Bureau of Communications & Intergovernmental Affairs, all of DEP.

“50th Street has become an obstacle course,” said Hikind. “It is like something out of an amusement park. But there is nothing funny about the very serious danger posed by the deplorable condition of the street. This street is in the heart of our community. Children riding in school buses, commuters on the B11 bus, and others are all putting their lives in danger every time they travel down this street. It is an accident waiting to happen. This is a dangerous situation which must be remedied.”

Working in tandem with DOT and DEP officials, Hikind noted that he is confident progress will be made and that a quick and safe resolution to the problem will be achieved. “For now, the goal is to at least repave the street, but we are also looking at other, more permanent options,” said Hikind.

{Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}