Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) tells Matzav.com that the Department of Transportation has changed East 15th Street (between Locust St. and Ave. L) from its previous traffic flow status as a two-way street to a one-way street starting today.
Hikind had contacted the D.O.T. after receiving complaints about the congestion and unsafe conditions on East 15th Street.
“We spoke with local business owners as well as parents whose children attend school each day at this location,” said the Assemblyman. “We heard from people at Yeshiva Ohr Yitzchok as well as HASC and then took a look for ourselves and agreed that it was a potentially dangerous situation. This change will ease the minds of many as congestion is reduced and our streets are made safer-and right in time for Passover.”
“We appreciated Assemblyman Hikind and his staff responding so quickly and making sure this change occurred,” said Eli Koegel of Elite Car Care. “The street is noticeably safer now.”
The Assemblyman thanked Department of Transportation Borough Commissioner Joseph Palmieri for quickly addressing the situation.