Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Photo Of The Day: The State Of Our Carroll Gardens Roads

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More pot holes than asphalt
Corner of Court Street and Hamilton Avenue

This past fall, many of our local streets in Carroll Gardens got repaved, which was a good thing, given the state they had been in. However, there are so many more stretches here in the neighborhood which urgently need to be addressed. They are riddled with huge pot holes and it is truly difficult to avoid them all when driving or crossing the street.

All the rock salt that was dumped on the road this winter when it was not necessary certainly did not help.  Yesterday at noon,  while it was 40 degrees and just a few light snowflakes were falling from the sky, I saw not one, not two, but three Sanitation Department trucks spreading salt.  Why, when the roads were not icy?

***UPDATE***
Friday, March 16.
I just received an email from Danielle Zuckerman, Senator Kavanagh's Brooklyn Liaison on this subject. She writes:
"I saw the post on Pardon Me For Asking showing the potholes on Court and Hamilton, and I wanted to let you know that I reached out to DOT about it and a request has been submitted to fix up the area.
I'll let you know if I hear anything else! Feel free to get in touch with me about anything like this.
"

Thanks, Danielle. That is awesome.


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe the DS was responding to neighborhood bloggers who complained about previous storms?

https://pardonmeforasking.blogspot.com/2010/12/hey-neighbors-has-your-carroll-gardens.html

Or maybe they were paranoid from neighborhood bloggers who throw around conspiracy theories?

https://pardonmeforasking.blogspot.com/2010/12/for-one-block-of-president-street-snow.html

Katia said...

Good one, Anon.
Some bloggers are just not satisfied with wastefulness and the lack of common sense.

Anonymous said...

Or maybe DOS was putting salt down to prevent ice from forming on the street later in the evening. Hamilton Ave. (your picture) was in bad shape even before the winter. Maybe you should just cover store closings/openings on Smith & Court Sts and not pretend to be an "road expert". And further, since when is Hamilton Ave in Carroll Gardens

Katia said...

Sometimes it pays to speak up.
I just received an email from Danielle Zuckerman, Senator Kavanagh's Brooklyn Liaison on this subject. She writes:
"I saw the post on Pardon Me For Asking showing the potholes on Court and Hamilton, and I wanted to let you know that I reached out to DOT about it and a request has been submitted to fix up the area.
I'll let you know if I hear anything else! Feel free to get in touch with me about anything like this."