D.O.T. Commits to Repairing 76th Street Staircase in Bay Ridge
Action prompted by calls from local residents, community board, elected officials
July 14, 2014

Outgoing Brooklyn Borough Commissioner for the NYC Department of Transportation, Joseph Palmieri, along with his replacement, Acting Commissioner Keith Bray, recently informed Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Bay Ridge) that repairs will be made to the 76th Street staircase, which had fallen into disrepair in recent years.

DOT informed the elected officials in response to a letter from Assemblywoman Malliotakis (see attached), co-signed by State Senator Marty Golden (R,C,I-Southwest Brooklyn) and Councilman Vincent Gentile (D,WFP-Southwest Brooklyn), advising DOT of the damaged concrete, broken railing, and overall hazardous condition of the staircase. Assemblywoman Malliotakisís office was advised of the problem by local resident Bert Halliday who had recently assembled a volunteer clean-up of the area with Community Board 10.

The work will include repair to the concrete and replacement of the broken railing. There is no date for the commencement of work, but the project will be completed by the end of this year.