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Brooklyn’s bridges are collapsing — and some of the ricketiest ones are also the most heavily utilized. Belt Parkway-connected overpasses at Gerritsen Inlet, Mill Basin, Bedford Avenue, Sheepshead Bay Road, and Nostrand Avenue are among the most heavily trafficked of New York State’s many structurally flawed crossings, according to new analysis of the federal government’s Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT)…

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Starting tonight, there will be several nighttime closures on eastbound and westbound lanes of the Belt Parkway to accommodate construction. The work is part of the Seven Bridges Project, a renovation of the highway’s seven bridges and overpasses that began in 2009, and will continue through March 2015. Bay Ridge Avenue (Exit 1) At 11pm, the westbound lanes of the Belt Parkway at Bay Ridge Avenue (Exit 1) will be…

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THE COMMUTE: Sheepshead Bay has been the victim of over-development. Development itself is not a bad thing. In fact, it is good for the economy. However, when development occurs, the infrastructure must also be improved. Block after block, the neighborhood has seen one-family homes replaced by six-family condos. Several new mid-rise developments have also appeared on…

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A Department of Transportation spokesperson refuted Councilman Chaim Deutsch’s claim that a local speed enforcement camera gave out 6,000 violations in a single day. But in a bizarre e-mail exchange, the agency spokesperson refused to provide the actual peak number, instead giving a randomly selected count that was revealed to be below the peak. (Update: The DOT said Wednesday morning…

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That’s some fast money. The speed enforcement camera stationed at the base of a Belt Parkway exit ramp near Ocean Parkway issued approximately 6,000 violations in just one day, earning the city about $300,000 in revenue, according to Councilman Chaim Deutsch. The camera earned notoriety earlier this month when Sheepshead Bites revealed its location on Shore…

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