This project has caused unsafe walking and peddling conditions along 11th, 12th Streets and Seventh Avenue by his installation of walls and barriers that provide no safety to the community members and only aid his construction project. The sidewalks on West 12 Street are some of the narrowest in the West Village and every morning and night when people go and come home from work they are forced into the only traffic lane of what was one of the widest streets in the Village before the construction sucked up the sidewalk for themselves...The jersey barriers that have been installed do not to provide a safe environment for pedestrians and its only a matter of time before there is a serious accident with a possible loss of life all because of a greed.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Subj: rudin parking
(Note from Suzannah Troy -- I was sent this by long term community member.)
Subj: rudin parking
When is enough enough? Yesterday as I returned home I came across workers in adorning official like yellow jackets and white helmets removing existing DOT signs and installing new construction parking signs on the South Side of 12th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. No Parking between7AM to 6PM Mondayto Friday... 10 parking spots gone. The signs are in front of the Rudin converted property at130 West 12 Street. I originally thought that they were city workers but I thought it is Saturday and that would be strange for the City to be changing signs so I asked and learned that they are construction workers from Camp Ruddin. Yet another valuable strip of walking and parking space has been absorbed by this horrible project.
Truth be told its not only the Rudins that have encroached on our space in the name of safety which is a laugh,,, In a policy that needs or should be reexamined it seems that the City has allowed or has granted construction workers the ability to install signs and place barriers at will to make their lives easier they site safety which is amusing. In many cases the altered pedestrian pathways are down right unsafe especially for the handicapped, our elderly and children.
It seemed that during the Bloomberg administration the construction industry ran a muck! This entire city is comprised of detours that have been created by the construction industry and most seem to remain in effect for as long as they wish.
In a newly developed MO the builders have taken not only the sidewalks in front of their projects them have taken the street space and pushed people into the streets to fend for themselves. Maybe our new Mayor could look into the practice of letting builders set up signs to make their jobs easier while removing valuable space from an already cramped city.
Rudin and Company has not only stolen our hospital his project has removed much needed sidewalk space and parking surrounding his land grab.
Posted by Suzannah B. Troy artist at 2/10/2014 08:24:00 AM