What’s News, Breaking: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
BROOKLYN’S LONE GOP CONGRESSMEMBER
VOTES TO KEEP GOVERNMENT FUNDED
BAY RIDGE AND CAPITOL HILL — US REPRESENTATIVE NICOLE MALLIOTAKIS (R-11/SOUTHWESTERN BROOKLYN) WAS AMONG THE 127 REPUBLICANS who voted for the stopgap bill to avert a shutdown and keep the government fully funded through at least Jan. 19, 2024, her office reported on Tuesday night, Nov. 14. Under House Republicans’ plan, agencies dealing with Agriculture, Military Construction/Veterans Affairs, Energy and Water, and Transportation and Housing and Urban Development will be funded until Jan. 19, 2024. The remaining agency appropriations — for the Departments of Commerce, Justice and Science; Defense; Financial Services; Homeland Security; Interior and Environment; Labor, Health and Human Services and Education; Legislative Branch; State and foreign operations — will be funded to Feb. 2.
“With our ally at war and growing threats here at home, calls for a shutdown are irresponsible and especially cruel toward American families, federal employees and military service members who would see programs and pay withheld during the holiday season,” said Malliotakis, who represents much of southwestern Brooklyn.
HOUSE APPROVES FUNDING BILL
TO AVERT GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
CAPITOL HILL — THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON TUESDAY, NOV. 14, VOTED TO AVERT A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, DAYS INSTEAD OF HOURS BEFORE it was to take effect on Friday, according to the Associated Press, New York Times and other sources. The vote of 336-95 showed also that newly-minted Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson (of Louisiana) was successful in reaching bipartisan consensus, an action that got his predecessor, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, expelled from the Speakership role. Johnson, who was compelled to reach across the political aisle for support, showed a willingness to do so and stand up to hardliners within his party. He also found what some called a creative but ‘bizarre’ solution, a Continuing Resolution that temporarily funds some federal agencies to Jan. 19 and others to Feb. 2, and that omits deep cuts that conservatives wanted as well as President Joe Biden’s requested $106 billion for Ukraine, Israel, border security and other supplemental funds. The deal now goes to the Senate for a vote before Friday.
House Democratic Leader and Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries told NPR that “Extreme MAGA Republicans have repeatedly demonstrated that they cannot govern without House Democrats,” Jeffries said on NPR.
BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURS HERE MAY WIN BIG
AT BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY’S ‘POWERUP!
GRAND ARMY PLAZA—ENTREPRENEURS WITH STARTUP BUSINESSES IN BROOKLYN ARE UP FOR THE BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY’S 20th annual PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Awards Ceremony, being held at the Central Library’s Dweck Center on Thursday evening, Nov. 16 (RSVP). More than $40,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the competition’s top entrepreneurs to start their business in Brooklyn, with the top prizes being at the $20,000, $10,000, and $5,000 levels. The evening has another interactive component, with five PowerUP! entrepreneurs taking part in a pitch competition for the $1,000 Audience Choice Award.
Attendees will vote for the business they want to support based on the strength of their business idea. Those wishing to vote in this contest will need to have a computer, tablet or phone handy.
REP. CLARKE, FCC CHAIR GIVE PRESS CONFERENCE
ON NEW RULES FOR DIGITAL/BROADBAND EQUITY
CENTRAL BROOKLYN AND CAPITOL HILL — THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION’S SCHEDULED NOVEMBER 15 VOTE ON RULES TO PREVENT “DIGITAL DISCRIMINATION,” such as denial of access to broadband services is the focus of an in-person conference that Brooklyn Congressmember Yvette Clarke (D-09) will give that same afternoon. Rep. Clarke, whose district stretches from Crown Heights southward to Marine Park — several central Brooklyn neighborhoods without consistent access to broadband — will give the conference on the second anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Congress gave the FCC a clear mandate to adopt rules within two years to prevent and eliminate digital discrimination of access to broadband services based on income level, race, ethnicity, color, religion, and national origin. Joining Rep. Clarke for the in-person conference will be FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel.
The new rules are considered the first bipartisan civil rights provisions enshrined into law in the digital age.
MISSING MAN IN BROWNSVILLE
BROWNSVILLE – POLICE ARE ASKING THE PUBLIC TO HELP FIND MISSING MAN Bryan Ubaldo, age 30, last seen on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 11, inside his Sterling Place residence in Brownsville. Ubaldo is described as black, approximately 5’7″ and 160 pounds, with a medium build, medium complexion, brown eyes and black hair; he was last seen wearing black pants, a black hoodie and a ski mask.
Anyone with information in regard to the whereabouts of this missing person is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on X (Twitter) @NYPDTips.
STATE MAY NIX REGENTS EXAM REQUIREMENT
STATEWIDE – STATE EDUCATION OFFICIALS ARE SUPPORTING A MAJOR SHAKEUP OF New York’s high school graduation requirements, reports the New York Times, citing an Education Department advisory group’s recommendation released Monday that the state expand the options available for students to demonstrate competency. While the Regents examinations have long been mandatory for nearly all high-schoolers in New York, most other states have phased out test-only graduation requirements, according to the advisory group, out of concern that they may be unable to recognize the efforts of marginalized and disadvantaged students; the Department’s proposal would allow students statewide to instead opt for capstone projects, oral presentations or other alternative assessments to evaluate skills.
The panel’s recommendation is partly based on a pilot program at a small group of public schools that have implemented these standards for their students; some private schools have long been exempt from Regents requirements.
PROPOSED BROOKLYN-QUEENS LIGHT RAIL NOT PRIORITY, MTA SAYS
CITYWIDE – SUPPORTERS OF A PROPOSED PLAN TO CONNECT OUTER AREAS of Brooklyn and Queens via a commuter rail line will have to wait, reports Gothamist. Sean Fitzpatrick, deputy chief of staff of the authority’s construction department, told attendees at a planning meeting last week that service expansions like the project, known as the Interborough Express, or IBX, which would run over currently existing freight train tracks, would “only make sense… if we’re able to take care of our existing infrastructure for our existing subways, railroads and buses,” although he reassured commuters that the MTA is still committed to its implementation.
The IBX’s planned route would connect Bay Ridge, Midwood, Canarsie, East New York and Bushwick before continuing into Queens, according to current MTA plans.
MOURNING FAMILY KILLED IN FIRE, SEN. GILLIBRAND
CALLS FOR FEDERAL ACTION ON DANGEROUS BATTERIES
CROWN HEIGHTS AND CAPITOL HILL — SENATOR KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND (D-NY) IS URGING PASSAGE OF THE SETTING CONSUMER STANDARDS FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES ACT in the aftermath of a Crown Heights house fire that claimed the lives of three generations of a family. FDNY officials blamed the early Sunday morning blaze on a lithium-ion battery. The bill, which Sen. Gillibrand introduced earlier this year, unanimously passed a subcommittee vote earlier this month and now goes to the Full Energy and Commerce Committee. It would improve the safety of e-bikes, e-scooters, and other micromobility devices to help prevent future tragedies. Sen. Gillibrand said, “In New York City alone, the FDNY reports that lithium-ion batteries have caused more than 400 fires over the last four years — with the tragedy of the West family, that number is only growing. Federal action is needed to set safety standards and address improperly manufactured lithium-ion batteries that cause these fires.”
The House version of an identical bill that Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-Queens) sponsored is also in committee, according to copies of the legislation that a spokesperson for Senator Gillibrand provided on Tuesday.
SEN. GILLIBRAND WILL STATE URGENCY OF AVOIDING
ANOTHER SHUTDOWN, DETAILING COST TO NEW YORKERS
NEW YORK AND CAPITOL HILL — TRYING TO AVERT A POTENTIAL SHUTDOWN, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York will hold a video press conference in Washington, DC, to outline the economic consequences and will call on Republicans and Democrats to work together to fund the government. She will detail the cost of a government shutdown to New York families, pointing out that a government shutdown would cost New York’s economy millions and force thousands of New York service members to work without pay.
Senator Gillibrand, in the conference scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. EST, will urge Congress to pass funding bills and a supplemental package for Ukraine, Israel, border security and humanitarian aid.
NYC’S INVESTMENT IN BROADWAY JUNCTION AREA
IS TOPIC OF PUBLIC INFO MEETING TONIGHT
EAST NEW YORK — BROOKLYNITES INTERESTED IN THE PUBLIC REALM IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED FOR BROADWAY JUNCTION may want to attend an Info Session that the NYC Economic Development Corporation is holding on Tuesday evening, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. Participants will include City Councilmember Sandy Nurse (D-37/Bushwick and East New York) and representatives of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), and other New York City agencies. This initial session, being held at 127 Pennsylvania Avenue (identified on Google Maps as an NYPD Community Center), will cover both the public realm improvements around the station complex planned by the City and NYCEDC and the MTA’s ADA accessibility upgrades to the station. The session will give the community a chance to learn more about the project, provide feedback and share their priorities for the project.
Mayor Eric Adams had in May of this year announced a major public investment in the area around the Broadway Junction subway station to bring vibrant public space, improve quality of life, create family-sustaining jobs, and unlock inclusive economic growth throughout East New York.
PEDESTRIAN KILLED IN DOUBLE HIT-AND-RUN
NEAR FT. HAMILTON PARKWAY
GREENWOOD HEIGHTS — ANOTHER PEDESTRIAN HAS BEEN KILLED IN A FATAL DOUBLE HIT-AND-RUN COLLISION, this time near Greenwood Heights, marking the sixth such incident since late October. Police found the victim, since identified as Mohammed Hossain, 56, of 42nd Street, lying in the roadway near 37th St. and Fort Hamilton Parkway, near where Sunset Park and Borough Park meet, and within the 66th Precinct. A preliminary investigation determined that he was trying to cross 37th Street westbound when the driver of a 2021 Honda CRV, traveling southbound on Fort Hamilton Parkway, struck him. After the pedestrian fell, another unknown vehicle struck him; neither driver remained on the scene. EMS responders pronounced the man deceased on the scene.
Gothamist reported on Tuesday that another pedestrian, a woman whose identity has not been released, was hit near 11th Avenue and 64th St. in Borough Park; both the pedestrian, who at press time was in critical condition at nearby Maimonides Medical Center, and the driver of a GM truck had the green light.
AUTOMATIC FINES FOR OVERWEIGHT TRUCKS
ON BQE HAVE BEGUN
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — OVERWEIGHT TRUCKS DRIVING ON THE QUEENS-BOUND LANES OF THE BQE started getting hit with fines Monday thanks to cutting-edge Weigh-In-Motion technology. The WIM system automatically records the weights of vehicles using pressure-sensitive sensors. Cameras take offending vehicles’ license plate numbers, and a notice of fines is automatically mailed to the owner. The rollout for trucks traveling south towards Staten Island is expected to begin in the spring, according to Councilmember Lincoln Restler.
Massively overweight trucks have caused significant damage to the BQE, in particular to the rapidly deteriorating section underpinning the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.
AMA: DRUG SHORTAGES POSE SERIOUS THREAT
TO PUBLIC HEALTH
NATIONWIDE — DRUG SHORTAGES CONTINUE TO WORSEN AND NEGATIVELY IMPACT PATIENT CARE across the nation, the American Medical Association said on Monday. To address the crisis, AMA has developed a new policy aiming to diversify drug manufacturing and supply chains and stabilize the generic drug market. The organization supports moving away from single-site (mostly overseas) manufacturing and maintaining a minimum number of manufacturers for essential medicines. AMA also wants to end the practice of preferring scarce drugs on approved pharmacy formularies when similarly effective drugs are available, among other steps.
For the first quarter of 2023, the five classes of drugs facing the largest number of shortages include central nervous system therapies, antimicrobials, fluids/electrolytes, hormones, and chemotherapies.
DISCONTENT AT NEW FLOYD BENNETT MIGRANT CAMP
MARINE PARK — THE CONTROVERSIAL NEW TENT CITY AT FLOYD BENNETT FIELD OPENED its gates to a hostile reception on Sunday, reports the New York Post, when the first group of asylum-seeker families to be moved to the southern Brooklyn campsite rejected the placement and demanded to be returned to Midtown; group members said that the city hadn’t informed them of the transfer and that the location was too far from their jobs and their children’s schools. The 2,000-bed tent city has been hailed by Mayor Adams and Governor Hochul as a solution to the city’s migrant space woes but has met stiff criticism from immigrant advocacy groups as well as locals and elected officials, who say the camp is vulnerable to fires, flooding and dropping temperatures; Assemblymember Jaime Williams told the Post, “It’s a disaster waiting to happen… It’s one of the coldest days so far. There’s going to be a frost tonight.”
Although the city currently has federal permission to operate the camp at Floyd Bennett, part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, U.S. Rep. Nicole Malliotakis introduced a bill in Washington last month that would prevent the housing of migrants on National Parks Service land, as well as that of other federal land agencies.
MYRIE HOSTS HARVEST FEST ON SATURDAY
PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS — STATE SEN. ZELLNOR MYRIE IS HOSTING DISTRICT 20’s annual Thanksgiving Harvest Fest this weekend, featuring a giveaway of free turkeys and fresh autumn produce; area residents can also check out resources from community partners and other activities. Supplies are limited and first-come first-serve. The event will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov.18, at Myrie’s office at Nostrand Avenue and Lincoln Road.
LIVINGSTON GAINS PROTECTED BUS LANE
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — DOWNTOWN BK THOROUGHFARE LIVINGSTON STREET WILL undergo a major traffic pattern change starting Tuesday, reports StreetsBlog, trading one of its two car lanes for a second bus lane in a bid to reduce commute times along the busy route. Livingston will now be one-way westbound only for cars between Hoyt and Flatbush; the two red-painted bus lanes will be partially shielded from car traffic by interspersed concrete islands, while enforcement of lane boundaries will be done via NYPD cameras.
The MTA told Streetsblog that it’s accepting no excuses when it comes to keeping the bus lanes car-free, including the stretches next to its Hoyt Street HQ: “We’re serious about getting Transit employees, MTA employees, out of bus lanes in those hopefully rare circumstances where they thought it was a good idea to park there… They’re going to find out it’s not as smart as they thought, because they’re going to get summonsed or towed,” said MTA spokesman Tim Minton.
ADAMS QUESTIONED BY FBI OVER TURKISH CONSULATE FAST TRACK
CITYWIDE — THE F.B.I. IS LOOKING INTO ALLEGATIONS THAT MAYOR ADAMS may have pressed city Fire Department officials to allow the Turkish government to bypass safety requirements at its new Manhattan consulate building, reports the New York Times, a new wrinkle in an unfolding investigation into the mayor’s finances and dubious relationship with Turkey and its strongman president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. A search warrant for the house of an Adams fundraiser raided by the F.B.I. earlier this month, obtained by the Times, indicates that law enforcement believes Adams’ 2021 mayoral campaign may have received and disguised illegal foreign campaign contributions from the Turkish government, a Turkish construction company and other Turkish individuals; a statement from the mayor denied wrongdoing and said he was cooperating with the investigation.
Adams has long been close to the Middle Eastern nation and, during his tenure as Brooklyn Borough President, took several trips there, including a sponsored 2015 “peace mission” aimed at aiding Syrian refugees.
HOCHUL PROPOSES NEW CYBERSECURITY RULES FOR HOSPITALS FOLLOWING ATTACKS
STATEWIDE — GOV. KATHY HOCHUL PROPOSED NEW CYBERSECURITY REGULATIONS on Monday, which would help the state’s hospitals establish policies and procedures to safeguard health care systems from a growing number of cyber threats. Hochul’s FY24 budget includes $500 million in funding that health care facilities may apply to upgrade their technology systems. The proposed regulations would complement the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule that focuses on protecting patient data and health records.
In Central Brooklyn, One Brooklyn Health System is being sued following a cyber attack that revealed the Social Security records, driver’s license numbers, financial account information and medical files of more than 235,000 customers last year and disabled computer systems at Interfaith Medical Center, Brookdale Medical Center, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and other facilities for three months, The City reported.
GOVERNOR INCREASES STAFFING, FUNDS TO FIGHT TERRORISM AND EXTREMISM
STATEWIDE — RESPONDING TO A SPIKE IN HATE CRIMES and incidents of harassment, the State of New York will increase staffing to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, Governor Kathy Hochul announced on Monday, November 13. Gov. Hochul has directed an additional $2.5 million to the New York State Police to deploy ten additional investigators in New York City, Albany, Buffalo and Rochester, ensuring the State Police has a presence in all the Joint Task Force’s investigative groups and areas. This new investment will allow the New York State Police to act as a force multiplier and ensure that all cases with New York State ties are thoroughly examined and investigated.
The investment will also strengthen existing ties between the JTTF and the New York State Intelligence Center Counter-Terrorism Center, allowing for greater cooperative involvement in investigations into racially motivated violent extremists, domestic violent extremist groups, anti-government/anti-authority violent extremists, as well as into conspiracy theories & disinformation/misinformation.
HELIPORT OPPOSITE BROOKLYN COULD PIONEER NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND WORKFORCE TRAINING
NEW YORK HARBOR —THE DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN HELIPORT COULD BECOME the world’s first heliport with infrastructure for electric flight technologies, supporting last-mile and maritime freight distribution. Mayor Eric Adams and NYC Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Andrew Kimball took the initial steps on Monday for a first-of-its-kind hub for sustainable transportation and deliveries at the heliport, which sits directly across the New York harbor from Brooklyn Heights. Through a new request for proposal (RFP), the Economic Development Corp. will seek an operator to upgrade the city-owned heliport to provide the supporting infrastructure for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, as well as last-mile and maritime freight delivery.
Moreover, the RFP also calls for plans for onsite workforce development training in aviation, maritime, and other relevant sectors. Leading eVTOL companies gave city officials a demonstration of the new technology’s abilities.
HEALTH ALERT: FDA, USDA PULL FRUIT PUREE PRODUCTS AFTER REPORTS OF LEAD POISONING
NATIONWIDE — WANABANA APPLE CINNAMON FRUIT PUREE POUCHES have become the latest food to be recalled, with warnings issued to parents not to buy this product or let their children eat it. The Food and Drug Administration, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services on Nov. 3 began investigating reports of four children with elevated blood lead levels, indicating potential acute lead poisoning from multiple lots of WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree, in which extremely high concentrations of lead have been detected. As of this Monday, Nov. 13, there have been 22 reports of illness potentially linked to this recalled product submitted to the FDA. As part of this investigation, FDA and state partners are collecting and analyzing additional product samples of fruit puree and applesauce pouches.
On Oct. 31, 2023, Wanabana LLC initiated a voluntary recall of all WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree Pouches. WanaBana expanded its recall announcement on Nov. 9 to include information on recalled Schnucks and Weis cinnamon applesauce pouches, six days after the FDA tagged these products.
DINAPOLI: NY SCHOOLS NEED TO TEACH FINANCIAL LITERACY
STATEWIDE — NEW YORK NEEDS TO BOOST FINANCIAL EDUCATION IN ITS SCHOOLS, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli wrote in an op-ed that was published in amNY on Saturday, Nov. 11. Pointing out that young people “have much to learn about personal finance,” Comptroller DiNapoli urged New York to pick up speed, with 20 other states already requiring a personal finance class to graduate high school. He indicated that during last year’s state-level legislative session, eight bills were introduced to include financial education in schools starting as early as Pre-K. One bill in particular urges the creation of a financial literacy fund, which would provide funding for grants or programs to establish financial literacy programs, specifically targeting at-risk populations. “These bills merit further discussion,” wrote DiNapoli.
The New York State Education Department (SED), in Sep. 2022, convened a Blue Ribbon Commission charged with examining the state’s high school graduation measures, with the release of the Commission’s recommendations to the Board of Regents expected soon.
BROOKLYN FEDERAL COURT ORDERS DETENTION OF INDONESIAN PONZI SCHEME DEFENDANT
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN —AN INDONESIAN NATIONAL ACCUSED OF DEFRAUDING members of New York’s Indonesian and Indo-American communities has been ordered detained, following his arraignment that took place Monday morning, Nov. 13, in Brooklyn federal court. Defendant Francius Marganda is charged with 16 counts of securities fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and related conspiracy counts for running a Ponzi scheme from May 2019 to May 2021 that targeted hundreds of victim investors in a dozen states — including New York — and in Indonesia. Chief Magistrate Judge Lois Bloom presided at the arraignment. Michael Schneider from Brooklyn Federal Defenders is representing Marganda.
The defendant was extradited from Singapore last Thursday, Nov. 9, to U.S. District Court/Eastern District New York.
FDNY BLAMES LITHIUM ION BATTERY
FOR FIRE THAT KILLED 3 GENERATIONS
CROWN HEIGHTS— FDNY OFFICIALS ARE BLAMING A LITHIUM ION BATTERY AS THE CAUSE of a Crown Heights rowhouse fire that killed three generations of a family early on Sunday, reported the Daily News on Monday, Nov. 13. The fire is believed to have started in the garden-level apartment of a rowhouse on 242 Albany Avenue, near Park Place. Firefighters searching through the charred remains located Albertha West, 81, the family matriarch and much loved in the community, according to news reports; her 58-year-old son, Michael West, and 33-year-old Jamiyl West, described as Albertha’s grandson and Michael’s son; medics were not able to save them. Another of Albertha West’s sons, Henry, had died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Thursday.
The family had gathered at the same house on Friday. Albertha West had marked her 81st birthday earlier this month.
BROOKLYN’S REP. CLARKE APPLAUDS NEW WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVE ON WOMEN’S HEALTH
FLATBUSH AND WASHINGTON, DC — BROOKLYN CONGRESSWOMAN YVETTE D. CLARKE APPLAUDS THE CREATION OF A NEW WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVE ON WOMEN’S HEALTH RESEARCH that President Joe Biden And First Lady Jill Biden introduced on Monday, Nov.13. The initiative’s goal is to identify “bold solutions to uncover the answers that every woman and her family deserves,” explained the First Lady, who holds a doctorate in education and several other degrees. The initiative will also explore new public-private partnerships and engage private and philanthropic leaders to drive innovation and ensure the combined power of public, private, and philanthropic sectors advances research on women’s health, particularly in cardiac health, menopause and certain cancers.
Saluting the memory of the late Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Ohio, Rep. Clarke said, “The White House’s Initiative represents a strong demand by the American people to achieve real equity in women’s health. I look forward to continuing working alongside the administration to address and eliminate the persistent health disparities affecting women across the nation.”
STATE DOT WILL CLOSE GOWANUS EXIT 22 RAMP FOR PAINTING AND STEEL REPAIRS PROJECT
GOWANUS EXPRESSWAY — THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IS ADVISING MOTORISTS THAT THE EXIT 22 RAMP FROM THE WESTBOUND GOWANUS EXPRESSWAY toward Staten Island that leads to the eastbound Belt Parkway (Shore Parkway) in Brooklyn will be closed overnight from Monday-Tuesday and again later this week. The closures, taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 14, Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18, each from 12:01 a.m. to approximately 6 a.m., are needed to facilitate work on NYSDOT’s $168 million Gowanus Expressway (I-278) Painting and Steel Repairs Project, from the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel to 6th Avenue in Brooklyn. Drivers needing to access the eastbound Belt Parkway (Shore Parkway) during these closures should take Exit 20 and follow the signed detour.
Inclement weather could change the dates of this road work.
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