To the editor: Thank you for your recent article on abandoned and illegally parked cars on Hinckley Place off Coney Island Avenue (Whose Parking Lot Is Hinckley Place? [/whos-parking-lot-hinckley-place/] by Liena Zagare – April 21, 2017). It is good to know that I am not the only one that has noticed.
Photo: nicolaitan [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nicolaitan/61444999/] / Flickr An interactive map on Gothamist [http://gothamist.com/2015/09/10/homeless_complaint_map.php] shows which New York neighborhoods have seen the greatest spike in vagrancy complaints. The map was created by freelance data journalist Steven Melendez [https://twitter.
Photo via Bonnie Natko [https://www.flickr.com/photos/bondidwhat/206871891]With temperatures hitting the highest they’ve been this summer, the New York City Office of Emergency Management [http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/home/home.shtml] (OEM) has opened cooling centers throughout the five boroughs — including in
Photo courtesy of Jenelle Blevins [https://twitter.com/jenelle/status/563055281970872320/photo/1].It’s been a week since the last heavy snowfall and snow and ice still sits, slippery as ever, on many corners and sidewalks. What to do? Reader Jenelle Blevins asked that question, too, pointing out that
When we think about an increased number of local bike racks [/?s=bike+racks], we appreciate the idea of more parking for neighbors who choose alternatives to driving or mass transit. Neighbor Patrick, though, has us considering another side of them. “These new bike stations placed all around the city
311 complaints rarely seem very funny when we’re making them (or dealing with the frustration that comes when they’re not efficiently responded to), but there’s something about maps with pictures or sound [/blog/history/new-map-pinpoints-nyc-noise-complaints-from-the-20s-and-30s] that just makes stuff like garbage, rats, and potholes [/blog/transportation/protect-your-tires-report-neighborhood-potholes]
The NYC Parks Department [http://www.nycgovparks.org] is gearing up to remove a huge amount of Brooklyn trees damaged by Hurricane Sandy [/blog/tag/hurricane-sandy], says the Brooklyn Daily [http://www.brooklyndaily.com/stories/2013/35/all_waronzombtrees_2013_08_30_bk.html] . Parks Department spokeswoman Megan Lalor tells
In addition to scheduled manhole work [http://a841-dotweb01.nyc.gov/permit/permit/web_permits/returnSortedPermits.asp?sort=permit_number] on 8th Avenue and 14th Street, it looks like the intersection is in need of a little sinkhole repair. We spotted the above crosswalk depressions this morning as we were walking
That didn’t take long. One of the crosswalk signals at the new traffic light [/blog/news/traffic-lights-coming-to-westminster-cortelyou-today] on Cortelyou at Westminster, installed just two months ago, is already out. If you see a pedestrian crossing signal that’s not working, call 311 to report it — for whatever reason, they
Ditmas Park’s 11226 zip code filed 1,352 noise complaints with 311 in 2012, reported Gothamist [http://gothamist.com/2012/12/14/williamsburg_was_nycs_noisiest_neig.php]and BK Magazine [http://www.bkmag.com/BrooklynAbridged/archives/2012/12/20/the-5-noisiest-brooklyn-neighborhoods?showFullText=true] . That makes it the third noisiest
Huh? Right. Just another screwy DOT sign...THE COMMUTE [/tag/the-commute/]: I received an interesting e-mail the other day stating that my service request from 311(C1-1-721913901 Street Sign – Damaged [http://www.nyc.gov/portal/site/threeoneone/template.PAGE/menuitem.dfb4f4b32cf05387fd8a9010acd2f9a0/?javax.portlet.tpst=b45c17d69d16468520cb3010e0c789a0&javax.portlet.prp_b45c17d69d16468520cb3010e0c789a0_viewID=
Photo by Ned BerkeA predatory towing company is stalking Sheepshead Bay’s parking lots and charging residents illegal fees – sometimes as much as five times the legally allowed amount. Williamsburg-based Fast Way Towing & Recovery (31 Grand Avenue) manages several local parking lots, including the CVS at 1402 Sheepshead Bay Road,