Oh wow, my little ol’ lonely 67th Avenue footbridge getting attention from the local weeklies and the Community Board (“Creepy crossing / Dimly lit walkway worries pedestrians,” Feb. 20, multiple editions). As a regular traverser of this little bridge, I’d say, sure the occasionally dimmed lights are a concern and render the bridge a mugger’s paradise; however, the larger safety hazards there are:
1) nobody shoveling the snow, resulting in countless elderly and moms-with-strollers
basically getting cut off from Austin Street and Queens Boulevard;
2) the slickster restaurant delivery guys who turn off their moped lights (so as to avoid an NYPD ticket) and fly over the bridge like maniacs;
3) the utter lack of NYPD concern over the steady flow of drivers who ignore the stop sign at Austin and 67th 24 hours per day.
What is the 112th Pct. doing?