Our man in the NYC Council, Steve Levin fires off this missive regarding the city’s “poor response” to the Blizzard of 2010 in Brooklyn Heights:
Councilmember Levin expresses his disappointment and outrage over the city’s poor response to yesterday’s snow storm.
“I am outraged at the lack of response in the neighborhoods which I represent-Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Greenpoint, and Williamsburg. It is unacceptable that, a full day after the storm, major avenues throughout my district have yet to see a snow plow. I commend all the DSNY, FDNY, and NYPD workers giving their all out in the snow today, and we are all grateful for their work, but they have not been given enough resources. Clearly, City Hall and the leadership at the Sanitation Department were entirely unprepared for a storm of this magnitude, and we are all paying the price for that now,” said Councilmember Levin.
“Nobody expects that every side street will be plowed within a day-we are all realistic. However, from Nassau Avenue in Greenpoint to 4th Avenue in Park Slope, major arteries are impassable. This is not only an inconvenience for residents, but it is downright dangerous if emergency vehicles cannot even get down a major avenue. Simply put, this isn’t the worst storm we’ve ever had, but it seems to be the worst response to any major storm in recent memory.”