Public Forum on Transportation Thursday (2/19) Evening

Tomorrow (Thursday, February 19) evening from 6:00 to 8:00, at the YWCA (Atlantic and Third Avenues) there will be a public forum on MoveNY’s “Fair Plan” to reduce traffic congestion in Downtown and Brownstone Brooklyn, modernize and expand the transit system, and fix roads and bridges. This event has a number of co-sponsors, including the Brooklyn Heights Association and Community Board 2. The event is free and all are invited.

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  • Roberto Gautier

    As many of us know and many who don’t know will soon find out, projects to fix bridges come with a de facto waiver of the NYC Noise Code. Meaning? After-hours construction can take place all night. Since the summer of 2010, the Brooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation Project, which has gone on and on for years past its official completion date, permits night shifts that include jackhammering, demolition, sand blasting, movement of heavy construction equipment and piercing backup alarms. In addition, along with the usual pollution associated with heavily congested roadways, there are often elevated levels of particulate matter and heavier dust coatings for lungs and apartments. Those who plan such projects have heretofore given lip service to their real impact on health, sleep and quality of life. Feeling another’s pain is one thing, doing something about it is quite another.