Friday, April 15, 2011
Finally, some enforcement
MASPETH, NY (PIX11) -- The people of Maspeth wanted illegal trucks off their streets, and PIX 11 News got the attention of authorities.
Wednesday morning, a checkpoint of NYPD officers was set up on Flushing and Grand Avenues, snagging trucks longer than 53 feet, and issuing tickets to the drivers.
"It's amazing, we have been suffering for years and after your report, they are here to help us,” said Tony Nunnziato, the grateful owner of a flower shop on Flushing Avenue, yards away from the dragnet of big rigs.
"It's about time there’s some enforcement, these trucks are constant, "said Robert Holden, with the Juniper Park Civic Association.
Several dozen trucks were given citations throughout the morning. An NYPD spokesperson says they have given out more than a hundred citations on this stretch of roadway this year.