I recently got the email below from a reader pointing out a traffic problems at the intersection of Smith Street And Hamilton Avenue. The reader writes:
I was wondering if anyone has ever given you info and complained about the two businesses at Hamilton Avenue and Smith Street? Benson Scrap Metal and Greco Concrete are always blocking traffic and have vehicles parked illegally on Smith, especially during rush hour in the morning.When they need to stop traffic for a vehicle they just have a worker with no safety gear step into the street and put his hand up. The 76 Precinct does nothing but try to give tickets to drivers for seatbelts or phones at the intersection and lets these businesses do whatever they want.I have witnessed this myself. As a matter of fact, when I took these photos yesterday, trucks at both businesses were blocking part of the intersection, which meant that other cars were stuck on Hamilton Avenue, waiting to turn onto Smith.
This is not a new problem by any means, since both Benson and Greco have been on Smith Street or decades.
Has the problem just gotten worse? What do you think?