Con Edison started work on the sidewalk Ocean Avenue between Shore Parkway & Jerome Ave.
Pedestrians were walking down the street before they had the chance to notice the signs — which ought to be placed at the entrances of the sidewalk — telling them not to walk there.
By the time you notice the signs saying, “Sidewalk Closed – Use Other Side”, you’re already walking down the sidewalk and can peer down into the large pool of gross liquid. It didn’t smell too bad, so it’s probably just stagnant water and dirt.
The manager at the Waldbaum’s Supermarket, (3100 Ocean Ave) located in the strip mall near where the construction is ongoing, said that the work has nothing to do with the store. He went on to say that when he noticed the work, the workers told him that it is related to Con Ed development of the electrical supply.
Sara Banda at Con Ed’s Media Relations department couldn’t specify when the work started, but when I spoke with her recently, she mentioned that the work will finish soon — if weather allows — by the week of April 13. She said that they are “installing two transformers to reinforce the system.”
It’s good to know that good ol’ Consolidated Edison is hard at work trying to keep up with the excessive need for electrical power. Let’s hope this helps keep at least some of Sheepshead Bay (namely, bloggers) out of the dark this summer.
In the meantime, if there is any problem that you need to alert Con Ed about regarding the repair work, call 9-1-1. If the work doesn’t look like it’s about to end by the end of this week, send us a note.