Thursday, August 25, 2011
Sadik-Khan admits big mistake
It was a rare mea culpa from the New York City Department of Transportation.
On Tuesday it began jack-hammering traffic islands in Borough Park that, as CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer first reported some 10 months ago, blocked ambulances, fire trucks and other emergency vehicles.
Not that New Yorkers should gloat, but they won.
In a first for the city, construction trucks were actually digging out and getting rid of DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan’s cherished traffic island projects — a dangerous project Kramer reported on last November.