Spotted At Father Jerzy Popieluszko Square: Snow Removal

I know, it seems incredible but I’ll swear on a stack of Bibles/Talmuds/Korans/Telephone Phone Books— whatever you want— it’s true! Better yet, why not watch for yourself. Seeing is believing!

Perhaps when our Parks Person is done lavishing a little love on Bedford Avenue she could send this guy over to the American Playground? It’s a mess.

But this is not to suggest there isn’t humor to be found here: there most assuredly is! Many of you might recall a portion of this playground has been vacated by the Department of Buildings due to falling debris from an adjacent building. To this end (and in the interest of public safety) a barricade has been put in place. For those of you who are wondering: as of today it is still there.*

The owner of 49 Noble Street (the property in question) may be taking his sweet time to address his decaying building…

but at least he has seen fit to clean his sidewalk! This begs the question as to why our Parks Department has not done the same. No worries, dear readers, I will let our Parks Person herself tender an explanation.

So there have you.

Miss Heather

*Anyone care to place bets how long it will be in place?


4 Comments on Spotted At Father Jerzy Popieluszko Square: Snow Removal

  1. SpillConspirator on Sat, 1st Jan 2011 5:02 pm
  2. I haven’t seen any Parks Dept. vehicles handling snow removal in this area. Has anyone in Williamsburg or Greenpoint seen that? I’ve barely seen any DOS vehicles handling snow removal in this area.

  3. missheather on Sat, 1st Jan 2011 5:13 pm
  4. I saw a number of men clearing the curb cuts on on the far northern end of Manhattan Avenue. This is a good thing given there’s a Senior Citizen’s residence in the area. Otherwise when I swung by McGolrick there was an honest to god snowplow and a retinue of VERY unhappy Parks employees standing around. One was bitching on her cell phone that it was cold.

  5. mikki on Sun, 2nd Jan 2011 3:52 pm
  6. THat email is baffling to me. Four guys had been working 12-hour shifts for several days at McCarren when this was written, on the 30th? Then why was not ONE INCH of sidewalk clear? This is either a lack-of-supervision problem or a lack-of-truth problem.

  7. missheather on Sun, 2nd Jan 2011 4:54 pm
  8. I look at it this way: if this is how things are “managed” now what will it be like when there is even more park space around here? Just a thought.

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