From the Daily News:
Residents are outraged at the city for allowing a Mercedes-Benz dealership to use a previously blocked driveway on Station Road - a move that they say now has commercial traffic zooming through their quiet neighborhood.
Station Road "is no more than 17-feet wide and it's one-way," said Chrissy Voskerichian, co-president of the Station Road Civic Association. "It was meant to have residential traffic only."
The driveway for Helms Bros. Mercedes-Benz, at the corner of Auburndale Lane, was blocked by a Jersey barrier until April 3.
That day, Rhea O'Gorman, co-president of the civic group, said she saw a Helms Bros. tow truck drag one side of the barrier three feet from its position.
After learning it had been left crooked in the road, the city Transportation Department removed the barrier altogether later that day.
Four days later, cars from Helms Bros. were taking advantage of the new exit and going down Station Road - the wrong way - to avoid using the dealership's busy Northern Blvd. exit, Voskerichian said.
The Transportation Department had put up the barrier in September 2006 after denying the dealership's request for a curb cut.