2008-08-01 / Community

Weiner Announces Clean Sweep Of Old Signs

By Nicholas Briano

Congressman Anthony Weiner, with the help of other local elected officials, announced the replacement of 55 parking signs throughout Belle Harbor that were either faded, missing, or graffiti covered. Congressman Anthony Weiner, with the help of other local elected officials, announced the replacement of 55 parking signs throughout Belle Harbor that were either faded, missing, or graffiti covered. Congressman Anthony Weiner, in conjunction with Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer and Councilman Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., announced on Monday that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has agreed to replace parking signs throughout Belle Harbor that are either faded, missing, or graffiti covered.

Weiner made the announcement on the corner of Cronston Avenue and Beach 137 Street, citing the community's hard work as a major reason that DOT will replace 55 parking signs along local streets by the end of 2008.

"This got done because the community here is active," Weiner said. "This will end any parking controversies around here and make sure citizens avoid receiving summonses wherever they can."

Weiner said the initiative came to fruition after Belle Harbor resident and civic association member, John Signorelli began mapping Belle Harbor streets that were in desperate need of parking sign renovations. After numerous unsuccessful attempts to get DOT to replace them, he went to Weiner and his other elected officials and asked for help.

Congressman Weiner points out a sign covered in graffiti that will be replaced on Beach 137 Street. Congressman Weiner points out a sign covered in graffiti that will be replaced on Beach 137 Street. "Parking is very valuable along the Rockaway peninsula," Weiner said, adding that signs that can readily be read and understood are necessary.

Weiner called on DOT officials to survey all the streets in the west end and to correct any problems with the signs they may find during the survey.

Faded signs like these with graffiti will be replaced by the end of the year. Faded signs like these with graffiti will be replaced by the end of the year.

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