As Tishrei in Crown Heights clogged Crown Heights’s roads and sidewalks, the New York City DOT began doing scheduled maintenance work on the Crown Heights arteries. Gridlock ensued, and Rabbi Mendy Hershkop, a local rabbi, took to twitter asking the DOT to suspend work until after the busy month.
With the backing of local activists and elected leaders, the message was passed to the Department of Transportation, and work suspended.
Rabbi Hershkop returned to twitter to say thank you to the DOT, noting that their response was “to the relief of thousands of residents, guests and businesses.”
He also thanked Pinny Ringel of the Mayors Office, Crown Heights Activist Yaakov Behrman, and Carmen Martinez from community board 9.
A huge thank you to @NYC_DOT for halting the remaing road work on Kingston ave to the relief of thousands of residents, guests and businesses. This could not be done without the help of @Pinnyringel from @mayorsCAU & @ChabadLubavitch & Carmen Martinez from community board 9! https://t.co/RWqsSSc8bG
— Rabbi Mendy Hershkop (@MendyH10) November 7, 2019