CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE JOHN QUAGLIONE CALLS FOR ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES TO BE SUSPENDED UNTIL SUBWAY REPAIR COMPLETE
Brooklyn, NY- On September 24, 2017, City Council candidate John Quaglione (R-43rd District), e-mailed a letter to the New York City Department of Sanitation Brooklyn requesting a suspension of alternate side parking in the Bay Ridge Avenue R train station area (from 68th Street through Ovington Avenue from 3rd to 5th Avenues) until Friday, October 13th, when the station will re-open.
"The Bay Ridge Avenue station is on track to re-open on Friday, October 13th and I echo the thousands of subway riders who use this station daily in celebrating this news. The soon to be completed repairs will make for a more enjoyable subway ride, and we look forward to taking the train from Bay Ridge Avenue again. As the project winds down, I call upon the NYC Department of Sanitation to suspend alternate side of the street parking for the remaining two plus weeks for the sake of those who live, work and own businesses in the area," said John Quaglione
Quaglione knows firsthand the frustration residents of Bay Ridge face - just last week he had an appointment at the Emphasis Restaurant on 4th Avenue and it took more than a half hour to find parking. Easing these restrictions will help businesses, residents and teachers of the neighboring PS/IS 30.
The station has been closed for renovations and repairs since April 29th of this year. The changes to the station include adding new digital signage and LED lighting, repairing the walls and ceilings, installing new granite floors, and installing USB ports for charging devices on the go.
Today, Quaglione will be at 77th St train station along the R line from 7:30 AM-8:45 AM to alert riders that the Bay Ridge station will re-open on October 13th.