Lawmaker Decries Dangerous Potholes on Ocean Parkway

BROOKLYN (Hamodia staff) -
A series of potholes on Ocean Parkway, which Assemblyman Dov Hikind wants fixed. (Office of Assemblyman Hikind)
A series of potholes on Ocean Parkway, which Assemblyman Dov Hikind wants fixed. (Office of Assemblyman Hikind)

It is several weeks since the last snow fell on southern Brooklyn, but the inevitable potholes have yet to be filled on its major artery, a Brooklyn lawmaker charged.

Assemblyman Dov Hikind said he “wonders” why the city’s Transportation Department forgot to fix Ocean Parkway, a six-lane thoroughfare running through the neighborhoods.

“It’s like a mine field,” said Hikind, adding that his office has received complaints from residents about seriously dangerous conditions on Ocean Parkway. “We’re looking at a potentially disastrous situation out there. These potholes are causing drivers to suddenly move over into adjoining lanes to avoid the potholes, creating the likelihood of accidents.