By COLlive reporter
R’ Sholom Ber Goldstein, President of the Kingston Avenue Merchants Association in Crown Heights, penned a public letter to elected officials and community leaders about the darkened streets in the neighborhood.
The following is his letter:
After all our urgent meetings with the Brooklyn Borough President’s office and calls for an immediate restoration of our bright security lighting on Kingston Avenue, it is now 3 months and nothing has been done.
(The extra lighting at our corners were installed under the Zero-Tolerance Street Safety program – nothing to do with our lighting needs.)
Please expedite our requests for a restoration of our security needs as in the past for a bright Kingston Avenue. It is not fair that our needs are not being met after all the effort and your promises go unheeded.
We are not like other neighborhoods to compare to with lighting needs. We are the Crown Heights community with thousands of visitors a year and with popular educational outreach centers.
Please keep your promises. You assured me that in July 2019, the 125 watts LED fixtures will be operational. It is already July 24 and nothing has been done – not on Kingston Avenue or Albany Avenue, as promised.
Please keep your word. It is a matter of our neighborhood security of men, women and children.