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:
Tweet a photo with the hashtags #dumbotraffic and #peoplelivehere. You can also tag:
Report QOL issues from your phone using the NYC 311 app -- Its Easy!
Download "Timestamp Camera Basic" - It will use your camera to add visual timestamps
Download "NYC 311"
When you see a QOL issue, like illegal parking, take a photo using the Timestamp app. Then use the NYC 311 app to submit a new request and attach the photo of the issue. Provide contact info and you will get a text and an email acknowledging your submission. When the issue is closed, you will get another update. If this is a recurring issue, do not hesitate to submit a request every time you encounter it. The more complaints submitted, the more incentive the NYPD or NYC agency will have to solve the problem.
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 email@example.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
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
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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