Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Downtown Flushing is more chaotic than ever


From NBC:

Downtown Flushing — already teeming with people and vehicles on sidewalks and streets — has become all the more chaotic amid simultaneous work on sidewalks and a sinkhole.

Two major construction projects are happening in the vicinity of Main Street and Kissena Boulevard. Nearly two dozen bus lines roll through the bustling area.

The city is making emergency sewer repairs to fix the sinkhole. The DEP showed up last week, and with no notice, brought a backhoe and jackhammer to fix the mess. The result: absolute gridlock.

Flushing Councilman Peter Koo said he called the commissioner of the city’s Department of Environmental Protection. That call, and others, convinced the DEP to switch gears within 24 hours. Now the repair work is being done overnight when streets are less busy.

Amid the effort to fix the sinkhole, crews are working on widening the area’s sidewalks. The result has been a dizzying mishmash of bodies, vehicles, signs, detours and construction cones.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

"The result: absolute gridlock."

The Vision of ZERO MILES Per HOUR working out again.

The only option, everyone on their bicycles just like in Bejing!

Ironic...

Anonymous said...

Sinkhole? More like shithole!

Anonymous said...

Downtown Falasheng is long gone.

Gary W said...

Yep the congestion is a feature, not a bug.

Anonymous said...

like gridlock is something unknown in that area? Top notch journalism there NBC.

Anonymous said...

Will the new wide sidewalks have an anti-grease glaze on them so pedestrians won't go shoe surfing atop the slime left behind by the Cheap Charlie take out refuse?

How about installing anti-odiferous misting system to alleviate the noxious aromas that emanate along the streets of downtown Flushing?

Anonymous said...

"The city is making emergency sewer repairs to fix the sinkhole."

How about educating the business owners in the proper way to dispose of the ooze from their fast food joints. Would anyone want to wager that the sewer pipes are filled with cooking oil, animal innards, grease and all sorts of food debris that should be placed in the garbage and not the drains that lead to our sewers?

Anonymous said...

A stinking fetid slum. Nothing like it anywhere in NYC.

Nice work Queens Machine.

Anonymous said...

It is a teeming shithole of humanity, uncontrolled development and a Blade Runner sewer in real life. Yet the NYT posts a restaurant
review of a top shelf domain in complete ignorance of the piles right outside the door.
FluShing is mainland China, Indonesia, Taiwan and any other teeming third world downtown cluttered cheek to jowel all rolled into one.
Forget second hand smoke. Second hand putrid air a killer all until it’s own.

Anonymous said...

Great for shopping, you can get 6 sets of work sox, 6 XL Ts and a Rolex GMT Batman for under $40. What I dont like is WHY all the people wearing masks and caged mistreated birds in deplorable conditions in the food joint by the LIRR side steps on 40th st by Shanghai cafe.
Its the smell of death along that ally and whatever is going on in them narrow storefronts has to be 100% ILLEGAL !! WHERE IS CODE ENFORCEMENT how can they possibly miss all the violations going on including fire escapes and doors blocked by steel dumpsters and sidewalk racks.

WTF deBlasio ?

Anonymous said...

They should keep the broken sewer pipe. We could have had a shit fountain coming out in the middle of Main St to celebrate the vibrant diversity of Flushing.

Anonymous said...

Taiwan a third world country? Surely you jest. Today's NYT restaurant review was right on point. Calm down, Archie Bunker. Embrace the diversity! Try some ma la or Dan Dan mien. Get a foot rub. The vibrancy is real..

Anonymous said...

** Embrace the diversity **

Or more like embrace the corruption, prostitution, congestion, gambling and various other criminal activities that are taking place.


Anonymous said...

Flushing diversity and vibrancy? Hahaha the greatest shitshow on Earth!

Anonymous said...

I'll gladly pay $5 a day to park at CitiField then have to deal with the terrible stench at Main St to catch the 7 train.

Anonymous said...

>crews are working on widening the area’s sidewalks

Why are they widing the sidewalks in one of the biggest traffic bottlenecks in Queens? Shouldn't they be making more room for cars, not less?

Anonymous said...

Wow! Where is councilman Koo and the various organizations that are supposed to be improving Flushing?
A lot of salaries for duplication with questionable results!

Anonymous said...

NO SHIT SHERLOCK!

Anonymous said...

Anon why leave out tax evasion (how does one pay taxes on prostitution, gambling?), money laundering and other financial crimes?
There is a standing Chicom Army in Flushing, thanks to our corrupt to the bone politicians.
Question for the "embrace diversity guy/gal" who had too many to toxic Dan Dan mien, which triad built the Flushing Sheraton?
More than sure union labor was not employed, you know the union that has DeBozo and Cuomo by the balls.
Archie Bunker was a gentleman compared to these reverse racists you punk.

Anonymous said...

Main Street is a dump. Stinks. Whore houses everywhere. Live free off the government. Thanks to. Our democratic.

Anonymous said...

Party over no more free money

Anonymous said...

Dan Dan mien is technically a non count noun: You should have said "too MUCH toxic Dan Dan mien"
Would love to meet the guy/gal. I'm looking for more multicultural friends who appreciate what a gem Flushing has become.

Anonymous said...

Is actually called dandanmian or Dan Dan Mian you diversity obsessed freak.
Noodles in spicy chinese peanut pork sauce for the rest of us ignorant folks.
Since you have no idea what you are talking about, probably never set foot in Flushing I suggest you become an English teacher.
Snowflake.

Anonymous said...

I'm looking for more multicultural friends who appreciate what a gem Flushing has become.

Listen Sum Ting Wong, go to Flushing punky and have dinner in one of those vibrant, diverse, multicultural restaurants where after the meal the guests hack and spit on the floor signaling the meal was good.
Totally disgusting, but from your post you'll fit right in with the crowd.
Good luck, and try the "fucky fucky" after dinner, or the "me love you long time".
Enjoy the shitshow.

Anonymous said...

To second Anonymous from last: Maybe if you actually knew what the term 'snowflake' meant, then you wouldn't be so liberal in using a term that in which you don't understand the real meaning of the term.

Recently, White supremacists started calling anti-Trump people 'snowflake.' In reality, it's a Nazi term referring to 'dust' from the crematoriums.

https://propagandaprofessor.net/tag/snowflake/