2008-05-23 / Top Stories

Bloomberg's Latest Folly - Curb Cuts, But Few Curbs


Years ago, the City Council passed a law that each curb in the city was to be handicapped accessible, with cuts that would allow for wheel chairs as well as strollers to easily access the sidewalk. The city has now carried that to its extreme, placing the curb cuts along Edgemere Avenue, where there are no streets, no curbs, and few sidewalks to navigate. Years ago, the City Council passed a law that each curb in the city was to be handicapped accessible, with cuts that would allow for wheel chairs as well as strollers to easily access the sidewalk. The city has now carried that to its extreme, placing the curb cuts along Edgemere Avenue, where there are no streets, no curbs, and few sidewalks to navigate. The Department of Transportation contract to place curb cuts all along Edgemere Avenue, from Beach 35 Street to Beach 57 Street was fulfilled last week, although there are few sidewalks and no residents in the entire area. In addition, many of the streets that now have new curbs have been demapped to allow the constriction of an urban park in the Arverne East project. The Department of Transportation contract to place curb cuts all along Edgemere Avenue, from Beach 35 Street to Beach 57 Street was fulfilled last week, although there are few sidewalks and no residents in the entire area. In addition, many of the streets that now have new curbs have been demapped to allow the constriction of an urban park in the Arverne East project.

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