The Brooklyn Paper reports that the sidewalk widening project underway on Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights may pose a problem for firetrucks attempting to turn into or out of Engine Company 224. B’Paper newshound Stephen Brown found a city inspector who agreed that the new wider sidewalk would be a problem:
Brooklyn Paper: “Firetrucks are definitely going to be a problem,” Ishwar Patel, an on-site inspector with the Department of Design and Construction told The Brooklyn Paper.
But he quickly backtracked — a bit.
“I’m just the inspector,” he added. “This is not my issue. The DOT [Department of Transportation] sends the designs, we implement them.”
But Patel did say that firetrucks would almost certainly have to go up onto the sidewalk to make a left turn from Hicks Street onto Joralemon Street.