From the Daily News:
After 49th St. was repaved in December, the city Department of Transportation did not re-paint white warning strips on the speed bumps, between 28th and 25th Aves., locals said. And since then, hapless drivers have had bone-jarring encounters with the bumps, especially late at night.
"My house is rumbling," said John Warren, 45, a father of three who lives on 49th St. near the speed bumps.
It's especially unnerving when trucks pass through, taking an illegal shortcut to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, locals said.
City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) said his office notified the Transportation Department about the unpainted bumps on Dec. 8, but has yet to hear a reply.
"It's like a motorist being ambushed by a camouflaged death trap on the street," Vallone said.
Before the bumps were installed in 2005, the street used to be a "raceway" for speeding vehicles, residents said.
But the speed bumps haven't slowed everyone down.
"People [speed] purposefully because they want to see how airborne they can get," Warren said.