Open Issues: 17 Closed Issues: 9 Acknowledged Issues: 0
Watching issues created after: 2012-04-26

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  • 730 Coney Island Avenue Brooklyn, NY - City Council District 40
    Along the west side of Coney Island Avenue from Caton and on south, auto-body and car wash shops park cars and stand signs in one of the traffic lanes. This causes a dangerous mix of backed up traffic and drivers trying to maneuver around these hazards. This is an ongoing issue that causes problems for drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
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  • 710 Coney Island Ave Brooklyn, NY 11218, USA - City Council District 40
    --a line of cars parked perpendicular to street on the sidewalk blocking pedestrian access
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  • East 7th Street And Beverley Brooklyn, NY - Borough Park
    Every time it rains, a giant puddle forms at the corner of East 7th St and Beverley Road, forcing pedestrians into traffic to cross the street.
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  • 502 Coney Island Ave Brooklyn, NY - City Council District 40
    On this stretch of CIA, there are constantly cars parked perpendicular to traffic jutting out into traffic, causing backups and potential accidents. This is just one example, but any time you drive down CIA you'll see the same.
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    425-465 Mcdonald Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11218, USA - Borough Park
    There is a homeless person that sleeps and defecates in the unlocked vestibule of Astoria Federal bank posing a serious public safety and health issue since the ATMs are accessible after bank hours. The doors are not locked requiring an ATM card to access as they should be.
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  • 630 E 8th St Brooklyn, NY 11218, USA - Borough Park
    White van with PA plates pick up and drop off passengers
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  • 643 W. 172nd St. New York, NY - Borough Park

    New York is drenched in unnecessary honking, but in Washington Heights the problem is simply unbearable. Since the neighborhood is served by very few yellow cabs, hundreds of gypsy cabs ply the streets and honk whenever they see someone standing on the sidewalk to get their attention. This is a poor business practice and a non-stop, round-the-clock source of noise that seems to penetrate into every apartment in the neighborhood.

    Aside from gypsy cabs, many motorists in the neighborhood are in the habit of pulling up outside someone's apartment and using their car horn as a doorbell. This is gratuitous and very unfair. There is no need to announce your arrival to every single person on the street and bludgeon their ears with your car horn. Traffic citations should be issued for this practice.

    The third vector of the honking plague is simply motorist anger, aggression, and impatience. Hesitating for more than a nanosecond at a green light, attempting to change lanes, double parking for 2 seconds to drop someone off, etc., etc., are all occasion for you, and everyone within earshot, to endure a vicious aural assault. This of course happens throughout the city, but in a honking hotspot like Washington Heights, it really adds insult to injury.

    Excessive noise is more than a nuisance, particularly when it drifts in through windows and walls into your home. It has been associated with increased blood pressure, difficulty focusing on and completing tasks, and a sense of hopelessness. To say nothing of its effect on sleep. According to the NY Times, the city has anti honking ordinance, but it is not enforced:

    In tonier neighborhoods, there are signs warning of fines for unlawful honking. I'm not implying that these signs are actually observed, but at least they have some sort of calming effect in nice neighborhoods. But in poor areas like Washington Heights, already under stress from a host of other social problems, unmitigated honking has reached an absolutely intolerable level.

    Cynics will scoff at any serious effort to curb honking in NY City. Others will even embrace honking as an indelible part of NY's distinctive urban fabric. I disagree. I think honking can and should be muzzled. I consider it a public health issue, not merely a quality of life issue. If you agree that a campaign should be waged against honking, vote for this issue on SCF.

    Speaking more generally, if NY City wants to take itself seriously as a pedestrian and transit-oriented town, instead of continuing to kowtow to the automobile, then motorists need to know that if they're driving through the city they need to treat it with respect (this also applies to the reckless speeding and maneuvering that is pandemic in NYC).

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  • 3915 18th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA - Borough Park
    The intersection of Ocean Parkway and 18th Avenue is an accident waiting to happen. Cars continually run the light to make a left turn from OP onto 18th avenue when heading north and cars start honking as soon as the light turns even when cars are waiting for pedestrians to cross. City needs money and there is a $300 fine for honking when there is not an emergency. It is time to start enforcing the law and bring in some revenue!
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  • 383 Ocean Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11218, USA - Borough Park
    Hole in sidewalk in front of 385 ocean parkway brooklyn
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  • 201-209 Stratford Rd Brooklyn, NY - City Council District 40
    A few weeks ago workers dug up Stratford Road just south of the intersection with Beverley Road. They filled in the hole but did not repave the road, leaving a trench that's several inches below the rest of the road surface. It is unmarked and difficult to see at night, making it dangerous for cars, motorcyclist and bicycles.
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  • 1364 41st St Brooklyn, NY 11218, USA - Borough Park
    Chronic double parked at yeshiva
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  • 379 Ocean Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA - Borough Park
    Sanitation left behind
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