When 48th Street between 9th and 10th Avenue was suddenly closed to through traffic over Yom Tov, the residents on the block were inconvenienced to say the least. Besides for the difficulty they had with the increase on traffic around Maimonides Medical Center due to the coronavirus crisis, the additional closure of their street eliminated their parking, leaving them without a spot to park their cars.
When the NYPD was contacted, they claimed they were not responsible for the closure, and the neighborhood turned to Councilman Kalman Yeger for assistance. “I know we don’t reside in his district,” a resident told Hamodia, “But with the hospital and authorities being unresponsive, we turned to Mr. Yeger, who has a reputation to keep the streets passable at all times.”
Councilman Yeger contacted the local precinct, and by Monday morning the barricades were removed, allowing those living on 48th Street to once again gain access to their street.