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Friday, July 16, 2010

Street Conditions NYC hell by Suzannah B. Troy

Click on this link for  Queens Crap one of New York City's best blogs on the hellish street conditions.  In this case a street has been repaved twice and worse for all the work.    1010 Wins carried the report but Queens Crap takes it to another level with comments that tell you more information.

I got my hands on  a press release from an engineering group -- American Engineering Alliance, about how to pave the city streets from 2007  and when I get a chance I will retype and post on my blog.

The East Village, Lower East Side looks like a bomb, bombs were dropped and that is true city wide with regard to street conditions and infrastructure related problems in my opinion.

Here are a few sentences...
"Why must New Yorkers put up with bad streets?

Driving through the streets of the City, one gets the impression that New York is one huge construction site.  There is one type of construction activity on almost every other block.  Contractors do not merely open up our roadways, and haphazardly put up barricades and divert traffic; they also use streets to store their construction equipment and materials.

Putting up with the inconvenience that construction activity creates would be tolerable if the public could be assured that the contractors or utility companies working in our streets aren not abusing the useable traveling space and will restore roadway to its original smooth condition.  All continuos, inadequately controlled construction activity has resulted in a roadway system that is possibly the worst in the Country in terms of rideability.  In fact, in some areas of the City, the roadways are worse than you would find than you would find in some poor, third world country."

(There is more but I will stop here.  I am tired and hand typing, making phone calls, answering calls.)

Also note king Mike decided the commissioner of DOB should not be required to have an engineering degree or an architecture degree.  Bloomberg is being sued on this and he won the first round but it is being appealed I believe.  I guess the judge did not look over how many accidents, deaths and injuries happened under Bloomberg's tsunami of development.

I keep posting my own photos all around the Lower East Side of streets that looked like bombs went off.
Thanks Queens Crap.

Your blog Queens Crap is an Icon on my Iphone screen.

Suzannah B. Troy


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