FAQS

WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT THE STREET VENDORS ON MAIN AND WASHINGTON STREETS?

We know first hand that the volume of food trucks is extremely annoying for residents.  

 

Please do the following:

  • Report street vendors that are blocking intersections, double parked, or idling for a long time by using the 311 App or website.  (Of course, if the situation is truly dangerous, dial 911.)

  • Tweet a photo with the hashtags #dumbotraffic and #peoplelivehere.  You can also tag:

HOW DO WE GET THE TOURISTS OFF OF WASHINGTON STREET?

We know that this is a significant issue, especially for those living on Washington Street.  We have been thinking about solutions and would love to hear any practical ideas.

THE CITY IS RIPPING UP OUR STREETS,  CAUSING CONGESTION, AND GIVING ME A HEADACHE.  HOW LONG WILL THIS CRAZINESS LAST?  AND HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT STREET CLOSURES AND PARKING RESTRICTIONS?

In Spring 2019, the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) began it's $93 million project to rehabilitate DUMBO's crumbling streets and sidewalks and replace its 100-year old pipes.  More information can be found about this project in our section Local Streets.  If you want to stay informed about street closures, parking restrictions and meetings about the reconstruction, please email dumbovinegarhillccl@gmail.com to be added to the email distribution for updates about the project.

The project will last five years.  We know that it will cause frustration and inconvenience, but it is good for DUMBO in the long term: our streets and sidewalks will be handicap accessible, dangerous corners (looking at you Adams and Front) will be made safer, and Pearl Triangle will become a pedestrian area.  Don't worry about DUMBO losing its charm: the Belgian blocks will be safely stored during construction and replaced.

I HAVE A COMPLAINT ABOUT THE STREET REHABILITATION PROJECT. WHO DO I CALL?

You have two options for making a complaint:

Option 1: DDC's Community Liaison

Blenda Coracao

Community Construction Liaison

NYC Department of Design and Construction

Project: HWKKP005 Reconstruction of DUMBO / Vinegar Hill Area

Address: 25 Chapel Street, 7th Floor

Brooklyn, New York 11201

Office: (718) 362-6097 / Cell: (917) 600-7288

Email: dumbovinegarhillccl@gmail.com

CCL Work Hours: 7:00am - 3:30pm

Option 2: 311

If you want to report an issue regarding the street rehabilitation to 311, please reference "Project: HWKKP005 Reconstruction of DUMBO / Vinegar Hill Area"

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