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News & Features weekend walks flop
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The streets were desolate at this weekend’s 18th Avenue Weekend Walks — in no small part due to New York City’s Great Heatwave of 2015. Though there was much excitement on Bensonhurst Bean’s social media platforms leading up to the big event — organized by the Federation of Italian American Organizations [FIAO] with some help from the Department of…

Education PS 95 Speed Hump
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Elected officials, school staff, and parents celebrated the installation of a new speed hump along Van Sicklen Street in front of Gravesend’s P.S. 95 (345 Van Sicklen Street) yesterday. The Department of Transportation [DOT] agreed to install the traffic-slowing device after years of requests from school advocates, local politicians, and residents — including neighborhood activist Vincent…

Transportation 20th Avenue in Bensonhurst gets a makeover.
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Pesky potholes, be gone! Numerous crater-pocked streets throughout Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Borough Park, and Coney Island will be touched up this summer, announced City Council members Mark Treyger and David Greenfield this week. Treyger and Greenfield worked closely with Brooklyn Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Keith Bray to identify the streets across the 44th and 47th Districts that…

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City Councilman-elect Mark Treyger expressed concern that muni-meters could be the target of identity thieves bent on stealing money from unsuspecting motorists. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle is reporting that Treyger wants the Department of Transportation (DOT) to install additional security around muni-meters in light of an identity theft scam that targeted the meters on Long…

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The Department of Transportation (DOT) is forcing Louis Gellman, owner of Hilna Discount Tires (86th Street and Stillwell Avenue) to pay $30,000 to repair the cracked sidewalk in front of his business. Gellman believes that the MTA is responsible for the fractured sidewalk claiming that MTA construction vehicles and tremors caused by the overhead D…

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According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), seniors account for 38 percent of pedestrian fatalities, yet represent only 12 percent of the population. The reasons for this discrepancy, they say, are the lack of “complete streets.” What are complete streets, you ask? Well, according to the National Complete Streets Coalition, “complete streets are designed and operated…

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Thanks to the Brooklyn News for pointing out the erroneous email the DOT sent out regarding parking meters tomorrow: Earlier today the New York City Dept. of Transportation sent out an email that parking meters will be suspended tomorrow, Nov 7th. However, that is not the case, it took the DOT 2 hours to realize they made a mistake…

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From the offices of Councilman David Greenfield: Councilman David G. Greenfield is working closely with the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) to make sure that a number of street resurfacing projects underway across the district are completed in a timely manner with as few disruptions to the community as possible. This is part of Greenfield’s…

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The Department of Transportation has asked for companies to submit Statements of Qualification if they are interested in managing and operating the city’s parking meters. Companies will have to run a designated number of parking spaces to be considered and have $100 million in collateral. There are about 80,800 on-street parking spaces up for grabs. Based on…

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