Treacherous Trap on Ludlow

Posted on: July 9th, 2009 at 8:04 am by

Within the last week, a dangerous depression developed in the middle of Ludlow, just outside Shop Smart. By Tuesday night, an orange square was drawn around the perimeter to alert motorists of the treacherous trap. Southbound traffic bottlenecked as vehicles swerved to avoid catastrophe.

Then last night, as if by miracle, the problem was “fixed” with the application of some asphalt. Despite the best intentions, we see this as merely a band-aid for a larger open wound. The spot (and street in general) is still quite uneven, and really needs to be leveled and re-paved.

Why didn’t the Orchard Street Hell Hole – just two blocks away – merit such a swift response?

Related Reading:
Orchard Street Hell Hole [Bowery Boogie]

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