State DOT Opens Second Lane On SI Expwy To Accommodate Bobover Yahrtzeit Tonight


staten-island-expresswayNew York – Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) has convinced the NYS Department of Transportation to specially open a second lane on the Staten Island Expressway – which is undergoing construction –  tonight toallow thousands of Chassidim easier access to the cemetery of Rav Shlomo Halberstam, the Bobover Rebbe zt”l, who is interred at Floral Park Cemetery in Deans, NJ.

The Rebbe’s 12th yahrzeit is tonight and the NY State D.O.T.will open a second lane from 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. to accommodate extra traffic going to the cemetery.

“On behalf of our community, I extend our sincere thanks to Commissioner Joan McDonald for this accommodation,” said Assemblyman Hikind. “The respect being shown to the community on behalf of theRebbe’s yahrzeit shows the value of our community working with government.”

The construction work currentlyunderway on the S.I. Expressway will continue while the extra lane is open.

{Noam Newscenter}