Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Janette Sadik-Khan shakes a leg when media calls

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From NBC:

A week before Mayor Bloomberg came to Queens Monday to announce a pedestrian safety program, residents say the city's Dept. of Transportation sent crews to fix a vexing pothole.

The hole was right next to the curb at 70th Road and Queens Boulevard, one of the city's most dangerous intersections for pedestrians.

Asked how long she'd been avoiding the 10 foot-long pothole, an elderly woman walking around it Tuesday responded "years." Phil Scalcione says he called 311 "two times last year and two more times this year." A DOT crew finally showed up last week to make repairs, to Scalcione's relief.

Make that temporary relief. But it was only three hours after a call to the transportation commissioner's spokesman -- from NBCNewYork -- that a DOT hole-filling crew and two supervisors arrived at 70th Road. Within a half hour the injury-inducing hole was history.


Anonymous said...

That's just the tip of the iceberg on Queens Blvd. Better take a closer look "Commissioner", there's more things needing repairs just a stone's throw from DOT offices at Queens Borough Hall.

Anonymous said...

Umm you guys missed the story on the huge street safety study the City did, and you're posting stuff like this?! Yeesh.

Queens Crapper said...

1) Starting a comment with "umm" is lame.

2) Huge street safety study was not "missed".

3) Yes, I'm posting stuff like this to show how ridiculous this administration and it's DOT commissioner are.

Kevin Walsh said...

That's OK, I saw Janette hanging out with David Byrne in one of those pedestrian plazas she's so fond of. Maybe she can have Byrne come over and fix the sinkhole on Little Neck Parkway that has been there a month.

Anonymous said...

Sure, Crappy, whatever you say.

Queens Crapper said...

Your precious safety story has been scheduled for posting on 8/20. I'm sure you'll be waiting with bated breath. As you will notice this is not a breaking news blog and that's not exactly a top story.