Council Member Mark Treyger of the 47th District (Photo via Council Member Treyger’s Office)BATH BEACH – Continuing his crusade for pedestrian safety in the wake of the October 31st vehicle-based terror attack in Tribeca, Councilmember Mark Treyger is now calling for additional barricades along the Belt Parkway in Bath
BAY RIDGE/DYKER HEIGHTS – Police are investigating a three car collision on the Belt Parkway earlier this month that has left one man dead. Photo via Harvey K / flickr [https://www.flickr.com/photos/theharv58/6805188814/in/photolist-bnmnxC-7KqGp4-dhysjP-9XGVEn-9rQvTt-ecVqDK-ab77GB-9bfUCg-5HdCGb-4KPf6B-8392Ri-6cBDwA-9rJYYc-a8BgD9-51638U-b3kp8-5fqYA6-ab9XEj-CWBFEx-4tm4p-64tP7S-dK8RG-d3cwQU-ao23y9-ftTWf-9WAzC2-ab9XBJ-do4uFD-mLPih-4sYLvC-pUNQcw-2jzEnw-7z82jY-9EVarh-3ASWC-iJXA2n-do4C9h-8ojEVe-vbSNk-
Photo via Office for Comptroller Scott Stringer.The Belt Parkway and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) came in first and third, respectively, as the greatest source of pothole-related claims against the city during a six-year period that ended last month, according to a new Claimstat report released by Comptroller Scott Stringer.
Photo via emily_staubert [https://www.flickr.com/photos/emily_staubert/8700873155/] via FlickrAssemblyman William Colton sent a letter to the Department of Transportation [DOT] last week calling on the agency to implement safety protections for drivers along the Belt Parkway due to light poles that were recently installed near
Source: DOTBrooklyn’s bridges are collapsing — and some of the ricketiest ones are also the most heavily utilized. Belt Parkway-connected overpasses at Gerritsen Inlet, Mill Basin, Bedford Avenue, Sheepshead Bay Road, and Nostrand Avenue are among the most heavily trafficked of New York State’s many structurally flawed crossings, according
Source: DOTStarting tonight, there will be several nighttime closures on eastbound and westbound lanes of the Belt Parkway to accommodate construction. The work is part of the Seven Bridges Project, a renovation of the highway’s seven bridges and overpasses [/belt-parkway-boondoggle-lane-closures-begin-today/] that began in 2009, and will continue through March
The Department of Transportation announced this morning that the Belt Parkway lane closures set to begin last night [/belt-parkway-lane-closures-gerritsen-inlet-beginning-tonight/] have been postponed indefinitely. Two lanes of the eastbound Belt Parkway at Gerritsen Inlet Bridge were set to be closed for road repairs beginning last night and continuing through the weekend.
Source: retrofresh!/FlickrSixteen months have passed since Superstorm Sandy, and the damaged lights on the Belt Parkway from Knapp Street to Mill Basin remain in the dark. But not for much longer if the Department of Transportation keeps its word. According to a Daily News item [http://www.nydailynews.com/
Source: MovieClipsTHE COMMUTE [/author/arosen/]: Last week, Sheepshead Bites reported [/city-council-mulling-25-mph-speed-limit-citywide/] on legislation being considered by the City Council [http://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=862343&GUID=6E062EC0-0168-4378-A432-8CF34EFC837C&Options=&Search=] to lower the speed limit on city residential streets narrower than 60 feet wide from 30 mph to
The stupid sign. (Source: DNAinfo)Plumb Beach, the Brooklyn beach of…plumbs, has been labeled as part of Rockaway Beach, annoying anyone that knows the difference between Queens and Brooklyn. DNAInfo is reporting [http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20131003/rockaway-beach/brooklyn-coast-gets-touch-of-queens-with-rockaway-beach-sign] that a sign placed along the Belt Parkway has
Photo by Allan Shweky via screwedontheboardwalk.comThe city has begun the process of removing tress damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Sheepshead Bites reader Allan Shweky, who runs the Friends of Ocean Parkway [http://www.friendsofoceanparkway.org/], posted a series of photographs [http://www.screwedontheboardwalk.com/2013/07/sandys-revenge.html] on a
Source: nysenate.govThe dirt keeps piling up on the doorstep of embattled State Senator John Sampson. The latest accusation, revealed in a New York Daily News report [http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/fbi-investigating-sampson-fees-charged-businessmen-article-1.1354741] , details how Sampson charged a $10,000 retainer fee to businessmen who were trying to secure
Source: satyadasa via flickrProgress continues on the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) seven-year renovation plan [/dot-finishes-1st-phase-of-belt-parkway-bridges-project/] of the Belt Parkway’s seven bridges and overpasses, as the Fresh Creek Basin Bridge opened to westbound traffic, according to a press release [http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/pr2013/pr13_13.