This just in from the BHB Inbox:
I live in Livingston at Clinton, and we are right now waiting for a dreadful night of road work, just like the one we had 10 days ago, when the pavement of Livingston was scraped out (by the loudest machines you can imagine) between 9pm and 4am. Yes, that’s 4 in the morning. The guys working the machines said they had the permits, and the police and the people on the phones in 311 seemed to agree. But that Friday, around midnight, two dozen neighbors were on the street on the verge of a riot. We’ll see what happens tonight. (We know it’s tonight because of the “No parking” signs, not because anybody in the city told us anything. Their official explanation is that Livingston –and Schemerchorn, they are doing the same thing to them– are “emergency and heavy traffic” streets, or something like that, so they have to work on them at night. But of course, the first block of both streets (ours) is purely residential and not very busy.
I’ll keep you posted. Last week, despite the hell of the cranes, it was fun to be on the street among our pajama-clad neighbors.