Outage is an Outrage--Blackout in Hammarskjold Plaza
All the lamps in Hammarskjold Park have been dark for weeks, and despite numerous calls to DOT (Dept. of Transportation), the agency in charge of New York's street lamps, nothing has been done to rectify this dangerous situation. I'm not talking about a few lamps, I'm talking about ALL of them! There is no lighting in the park for the entire block, from 1st to 2nd Avenues. At night, it's a black hole, and that's scary.
Just as scary is the question, what's happening to our city services? Why doesn't someone at DOT respond?
We have appealed to Councilman Dag Garodnick to contact the agency, and his office tells us they're doing their best. Even our "ace," Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, sent a note.
What will it take to get the lights back on in Hammarskjold Plaza? A dark park invites crime. Accidents are bound to happen. Here is a park in midtown Manhatton, the gateway to the United Nations, an international thoroughfare, completely dark at night, and the city turns a blind eye. I say, turn up the noise until they notice.