Millman and Squadron Host Town Hall and Safety Forum
November 6, 2009
Brooklyn –Assemblywoman Joan Millman and State Senator Daniel Squadron co-hosted a well-attended town hall and safety forum at Concord Village Wednesday evening. Representatives from the NYPD’s 84th Precinct, the NYC Department of Transportation’s Brooklyn Office and NYC Transit were on hand to address issues specific to Concord Village and the surrounding neighborhood. In the past year, the area has been impacted by traffic changes, reconstruction work on the Brooklyn Bridge and a recent proposal to eliminate personnel at nearby subway stations. “Residents of this area have specific concerns that needed to be heard and I am glad we were able to facilitate this discussion,” said Millman. “I thank my colleague, Senator Daniel Squadron, as well the representatives from each of the various government agencies that presented updates and answered our many questions. Residents appreciated the opportunity to share their concerns and get information from the experts.” A representative from NYC Department of Transportation gave a detailed explanation of the timeline for repair work on the Brooklyn Bridge. Residents shared their concerns about pedestrian crossings at nearby intersections, bicycle safety, parking availability and traffic safety agents. In addition, the forum addressed public transportation issues in Downtown Brooklyn. Some of these concerns were overcrowding on the F train, frequent escalator break-downs and the possibility of losing a customer service agent at the east entrance to the High Street Subway Station.