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Construction Lamps At Coney Island Hospital Blinding Drivers?

Posted By Ned Berke On December 19, 2012 @ 3:00 pm In News & Features | 8 Comments

A high-powered spotlight used to illuminate Coney Island Hospital’s (2601 Ocean Parkway) construction work appears to be irking neighbors, and possibly blinding drivers.

Here’s what tipster Ed L. wrote to us:

There is a lack of concern for the neighbors and community as well as the safety of cars that come around the corner of Shore Parkway and East 6th St.  The construction crew aim the lights in the direction of Shore Pkwy and East 6th St blinding drivers as they turn the corner as well as blinding the community. I have asked for the lights to be aimed at the hospital not into the windows and streets of the community. They just don’t care.

Well, we doubt the folks there don’t care. The hospital shuttered during Sandy [1], and has only partially reopened [2] as they make repairs. With thousands in the community depending on them as a 911 intake facility and provider of other critical health services, we know the team is  laboring to bring the community hospital back on line as soon as possible. But that’s no excuse for making a dangerous situation for drivers and neighbors.

Sheepshead Bites has contacted the hospital’s administration and is awaiting a response.

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[1] shuttered during Sandy: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2012/11/video-damage-widespread-at-coney-island-hospital-but-administrators-celebrate-reinstated-services/

[2] only partially reopened: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2012/12/coney-island-hospital-reopens-urgent-care-center/

[3] New Resilient Tower Planned To Protect Coney Island Hospital’s Critical Services: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2014/11/new-resilient-tower-planned-protect-coney-island-hospitals-critical-services/

[4] Speed Camera Issued 6,000 Tickets In One Day At Belt Parkway Exit Ramp, Says Councilman (Updated): http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2014/09/speed-camera-issued-6000-tickets-one-day-belt-parkway-exit-ramp/

[5] Photo: First Post-Sandy Babies Delivered At Coney Island Hospital After Labor And Delivery Unit Reopens: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2013/06/photo-first-post-sandy-babies-delivered-at-coney-island-hospital-after-labor-and-delivery-unit-reopens/

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