Saturday, November 29, 2014

Street not repaved since 1997

From the Queens Chronicle:

Residents of Hamilton Beach are taking their fight to have a street in the community repaired to the highest level of City Hall.

Roger Gendron, president of the New Hamilton Beach Civic Association, has started a petition asking Mayor de Blasio to direct the Department of Transportation to repave 104th Street, which has been neglected for years.

“We just want to get it leveled,” Gendron said. “That road is our only way in and out of Hamilton Beach.”

The corridor, which runs north and south, was ripped up along with other Hamilton Beach streets in 1997 as part of a city project to place sewer pipelines throughout the area, Gendron said.

Following the completion of the construction later that year, Gendron said, many of the roads were repaired, repaved and maintained by the city, with the exception of 104th Street.

“It hasn’t been touched,” he said.

The condition of the road has been made worse by a construction boon in the area.

Gendron said about six houses have been erected on 104th Street since 2008, which has only exacerbated the problem.


JQ said...

maybe the town needs some creative types to discover hamilton beach to get it fixed.

it just takes one cafe with a liquour license.

Anonymous said...

As a city we have to make a choice. We can either maintain our infrastructure or pay benefits and welfare to illegals and people who don't want to work. Its just too expensive to do both.

One could only imagine the well maintained roadways and improved transit systems if we weren't shelling out millions to pay for all these welfare programs to support illegals and people who want to lounge in the projects all day.

Unfortunately since the management of this city lacks any common sense roadways that look like this or worse will be commonplace, while every illegal and welfare recipient flocks here with their hands out for more.

Anonymous said...

I'd worry more about the insane costs of infrastructure projects. SAS phase 1 cost more than the whole project would have in old built up cities in Europe with plenty of sewers and cables to relocate just like here. Nominally stronger unions as well.

Bring NYPD staffing levels to just twice that per capita as LA phoenix and other large cities and you'd save a couple billion annually.

The union class bilks the city out of more discretionary spending than the poor. I say discretionary, because it's what we can control. Can't control what the feds give out.