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577-579 Main St New York, NY - Roosevelt Island
I am writing to request your assistance with an issue of child safety on Roosevelt Island. My daughter recently started kindergarten at PS/IS 217
in the Gifted and Talented program. She is one of 20 students who ride
daily from our home in Jackson Heights, Queens to the school in a van chartered and paid for by the families of the children. Despite the high numbers of enrolled students from our neighborhood at the school, the
NYC Dept of Education rejected our request for DOE-funded bus service to
PS/IS 217 - because we see promise in the Roosevelt Island school, we each
pay $65 per week for the van service to and from school each day.
We are troubled to learn that our van, which is chartered solely to bring
students to and from school on Roosevelt Island, is not allowed to park in
the bus loading area in front of the school. The Public Safety officers
are insisting that our drivers find regular parking spots in a location
remote from the school and then walk the children to the school - from
wherever they are able to find parking. Our drivers are wonderful, and we
trust their ability to drive our children safely to school - but to then
ask them to park potentially far away from the school and to walk 10
children each over to the school is too much.
It is common sense to let these two vans stand in the bus-loading area
while the drivers bring the chidren to and from their classrooms - safer
for the children, the van drivers and the other drivers in the area.
Please work with the Public Safety Department to let our chidren be dropped
off and picked up from school in a safe manner, at the loading location
where all of the other student transportation is allowed to stop.
Thank you for your help with this issue - I look forward to hearing back
315 West 103rd Street New York, NY - Upper West Side
Construction at 315 West 103rd Street is seemingly in violation of NY building code. Plus, the owner falsely claimed that the building was vacant in his application to the Department of Buildings.
We call on the DOB to order the removal of this allegedly illegal addition at once.
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Also, sign petition at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/illegaluwsconstruction.
688 Main Street Roosevelt Island, NY - Roosevelt Island
The elevators on the north end haven't be working for years. There are many people who need to park on that end and require an elevator, especially handicapped. If you are handicapped or have health issues you are forced to try to get a space at the south end which is extremely difficult or park and walk inside the garage which is dangerous to the elevators and then walk back on the sidewalk to the building you are going to. The garage is in such disrepair. The lights in the north stairways are out many nights and there is garbage and debris all over
405 Main Street NY, NY - Roosevelt Island
the disabled and elderly are not able to take a bus to the new and much publisized South Point Park on Roosevelt Island...much of the island is disabled and cannot walk the almost mile down and back home to the new park. I have called, emailed bot the MTA/Mr. Silverman, and Mr. Fernando Martinez at RIOC also have asked at the RIRA meetings Mr. Katz and even to the RIOC office last Friday in person to request a bus stop to be placed at the entrance. I have been told many times when the park opens the buses would all be re routed down to the park. I cannot walk without horrible pain and as others on the island would love to be able to get out and enjoy the park as others are able to. What will it take for RIOC to live up to it's promise to have the buses go to the park? Ignoring the disableds request is not only harsh, rude and not polite, but it speaks volumes of the people working at RIOC .... I am shocked...I hope the colleges that are bidding for the property here heed my warning in what I am saying. They have lied, told un truths and really have not regard to the this request. I have been told that people that live in Southtown do not use the Red Bus, that more disabled people live farther north...that is also not true. South Point and Southtown has a number of disabled, a lot to be honest and this request should be honored. What will it take?
180 Edgecombe Avenue New york, NY - Harlem
Precise Management at 68 Jay Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 has no and does not provide the tenants of 180 Edgecombe Ave with heat or hot water. Tenants have and do file complaints with 311 but to no avail the problem continues to persist. We at best have heat if we are lucky for two days out of the week. HPD always seems to show the day we get it so we look like lairs. It frustrating to no end. there are other problems in the building as well concerning water damage, we don't have a live in super so no one cares how long we freeze. Calling management is met with voicemail and or a answering service who typically hangs up the phone on you if you don't answer all there questions, such as you name while you are happy to give apartment number which reveals the tenant of the unit. Here is a article from the Daily News on our building http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/uptown/cold-@#$%-edgecombe-ave-article-1.1247310 . Since HPD isn't doing anything and DHCR won't give us rent back who can we turn to?
486 W 34th St New York, NY - Chelsea
The digital sign for the east-bound M34 bus stop on the South side of 34th street at 10th avenue is broken. It is the sign that tells commuters how many minutes until the next bus arrives. It is extremely helpful because it determines if I walk a few avenues over to find a different way home. It is not a corner I feel comfortable standing on alone at night.
1-11 Morningside Ave New York, NY 10026, USA - Morningside Heights
As the summer season draws near, my neighbors and I will be bombarded with fumes from the barbecuing in the narrowest area of the park. In the height of last summer, my apartment was filled with smoke. I urge the parks dept to move the barbecuing to an area of the park that is wider and has less of an environmental impact to residents living closest to the park.
1 To 80 Mott St New York, NY 10013, USA - Lower East Side
MANYcars with parking permits have parked ILLEGALLY for years, Mon-Fri, at the same metered locations on lower Mott Street using a Court Officer and NYPD and Corrections parking permits. That's not a typo - this illegal parking has gone on for YEARS!!! Aside from the blight, NYC loses more than $50-million a year in parking meter revenue from government employee commuters abusing their parking permits - That's about a 1/2-BILLION dollars lost since Bloomberg's been in office. NYPD Traffic Enforcement (212) 233-0878) was contacted and the cars have been documented - please note this is EVERY working day. 'Can't run a city or a business like that. Councilmember Margaret Chin has walked by illegally parked cars all the time in Chinatown but she's more concerned right now with a double tax, the Business Improvement District and also getting tourists arrested for scoring knock-offs on Canal Street.
First Ave. And Saint Marks St. New York, NY - East Village
@kenstanek received a ticket for not riding in the 1st Ave Bike Lane. These tickets have never held up in court and are part of a citywide crackdown on cycling in NYC. Police told Mr. Stanek they are specifically targeting bicycles.
Roosevelt Island Tram New York, NY 10044 - Roosevelt Island
If RIOC creates a feed according to the specifications on this page (http://maps.google.com/help/maps/transit/partners/participate.html), the tramway will be included when users search for public transit directions. This could make more people aware of the tramway as a public transit option!
7th Ave & 115th St New York, NY - Harlem
My wife and I were riding north on 7th Avenue, in the left lane in preparation for a left turn on 116th St. A police car came up behind us and announced through the loudspeaker, "Get in the bike lane. Ride in the bike lane, not the traffic lanes." I signaled a left turn and the officer seemed to get it. He may have also noticed the numerous vehicles (including a police car) parked in the bike lane. Clearly the NYPD still does not understand NYC traffic laws.