72nd Street Subway Fence Not Forgotten, Assures Parks Department

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
Photo taken by Twitter user lane1008

Photo taken by Twitter user lane1008

After a taxi cab careened into a wrought-iron fence and building at the 72nd Street 1/2/3 station on August 18th, 2009, many expected the caution tape over the hole in the fence would be replaced by a permanent replacement fence soon.  Unfortunately, those hoping for a new fence are still waiting… the temporary barricade erected over the damaged area has yet to be replaced by a permanent fence.  However, there may be some hope on the horizon, as West Side Spirit reports that the Parks Department has not forgotten about the damaged fence.  According to a February 22nd letter from the Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe to City Councilwoman Gale Brewer, the Parks Department is “actively seeking” a contract to create a permanent replacement fence.  We all know that the pace of government activity is one that requires a great deal of patience, but let’s hope that a simple fence replacement to ensure public safety and help the aesthetics of our neighborhood happens in the not-too-distant future.




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