2008-12-12 / Top Stories

Put Them In, Then Wipe Them Out

Unnecessary Curb Cuts Come And Go


In May of this year, the city's Department of Transportation put in curb cuts on streets running from Rockaway Beach Boulevard to the boardwalk between Beach 35 Street and Beach 57 Street. At the time, the DOT was excoriated because that area is deserted, part of the Arverne East Renewal Area, and many of the streets where the curb cuts were constructed at great cost, no longer exist. In May of this year, the city's Department of Transportation put in curb cuts on streets running from Rockaway Beach Boulevard to the boardwalk between Beach 35 Street and Beach 57 Street. At the time, the DOT was excoriated because that area is deserted, part of the Arverne East Renewal Area, and many of the streets where the curb cuts were constructed at great cost, no longer exist. This week, the city began a new sewer construction project in the same area, ripping up Rockaway Beach Boulevard and, in many areas, the unnecessary curb cuts that were put in just six months ago. This week, the city began a new sewer construction project in the same area, ripping up Rockaway Beach Boulevard and, in many areas, the unnecessary curb cuts that were put in just six months ago.

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