Park Slope

Audio: New York City Cleans Up After the Storm

WNYC
09/17/2010

Tree removal crews were a familiar site in Queens, as well as parts of Central Brooklyn and the north shore of Staten Island -- areas hit hard by yesterday's fast moving storm. Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe estimates more than 1,000 trees were destroyed, and many more were damaged. He says the toll includes some of the city's finest specimens.

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Storm damage update

Dear Neighbor:

As too many of us know first-hand, earlier this evening a fierce, fast-moving thunderstorm moved through our area, causing significant damage throughout Brooklyn and Queens. In addition to lighting and heavy winds, there were reports of a tornado touching down in Park Slope.

Below is some emergency management information if your home or vehicle suffered any damages during the storm.  Thanks to the NYPD, FDNY, Parks Department, and others for their quick response (locally, they helped at least one family who were trapped inside their house).

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Video: DOT Installing Countdown Pedestrian Signals In Brooklyn Along 4th Avenue and Ocean Parkway

NY1
09/16/2010

The Department of Transportation is installing the first countdown pedestrian signals in Park Slope.

The clocks count down the number of seconds remaining before the flashing hand on a pedestrian crossing sign turns solid red and the traffic light changes.

"[These clocks] make it so much easier for seniors, for families, for kids, especially for pedestrians, but also for cyclists and drivers to know how much time they have, and to make smart decisions and stay safe," said City Councilman Brad Lander. "We really believe it's going to save lives."

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Press Release: Council Members Sara González and Brad Lander Join DOT Commissioner to Unveil New Pedestrian Safety Measures on 3rd and 4th Avenues, Ocean Parkway

Brooklyn, NY – Council Members Brad Lander and Sara M. González and local Park Slope and Sunset Park leaders joined Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan today to unveil new pedestrian countdown clocks at the intersection of 4th Ave and 9th Street. Read more »

Letter to DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan regarding the PPW bike lane

JSK PPW Letter

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