An Update Regarding The Proposed Reconstruction Of Nassau Avenue

April 28, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

It took awhile to upload, but here it is: footage from this week’s meeting regarding the proposed overhaul of Nassau Avenue set to commence this upcoming spring. While this may of limited interest to many of you, dear readers, I strongly encourage you to pay attention to the last two videos. These are in regards to proposed traffic calming measures at the intersection of Nassau Avenue and McGuinness Boulevard. Among other things you will learn our very own “Boulevard of Death” is in the 99th percentile for pedestrian accidents/fatalities. Without further ado, here we go!

Video I: Introduction & Presentation

Video II: Conclusion of Presentation, Question & Answer Session Commences

Video III: Q & A Session, Continued

Video IV: Q & A Session, Continued

Video V: Q & A Session, Continued

Video VI: Q & A Session, Continued

Video VII: Q & A Session, Continued

Video VIII: A Presentation From A Representative Of The Department of Transportation

Video IX: Presentation Continued

New York Shitty Analysis/Commentary:

I will refrain from making any statements regarding the reconstruction of Nassau Avenue as I feel the attendees of said meeting did a pretty good job on that front. However, I will tender a few observations regarding the proposed traffic calming measures for the intersection of McGuinness Boulevard and Nassau Avenue.

1. What seems to have been lost by the Department of Transportation is the woeful lack of enforcement of speed limits (30 M.P.H) on the entirety of McGuinness Boulevard. A pedestrian refuge, however nice it may be, is not going to fix this problem or make McGuinness any safer.

2. Stating rather chirpily that you have lived in Greenpoint for five years is NOT going to go over well with a room full of old-school Garden Spotters.  I have lived here for 11 years and speak from a great deal of experience when I write this.

3. The allegation that the traffic counter was spending more time watching the ladies as opposed to 18 wheelers might have more substance to it than I initially realized. Here is how it was put to me by a New York Shitty reader:

…I saw the guy, he was ogling the bikes darting around delivery trucks and beat up minivans. The young lady with the glasses actually counts persons/vehicles.

What can you say? The Garden Spot does have more than its fair share of fetching females! In any case, here is the aforementioned proposal for those you who are interested in learning more about it. You should as this was brought to my attention by Ms. Nieves:

Just want to point out in DOT’s presentation “Alternate Routes” SB Left turn from McGuiness they have Left turn on Meserole Avenue you can not turn left on Meserole. It is Calyer Street that you can turn…

Nice.

Miss Heather

 

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