CAUGHT! ‘Amazon’ Driver Steals Open Streets Barricades Forcing Suspension of Brooklyn Program

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Another day, another easily avoidable setback for the city's open streets program.

In the latest evidence that a tiny minority of increasingly aggressive opponents is seeking to stop the widely popular open space program, North Brooklyn volunteers announced that they are "suspending" their efforts to prop up the city program on Driggs Avenue and Russell Street in Greenpoint after all of the city-owned barricades were stolen by a man with an Amazon-branded van on Monday night.

Streetsblog obtained a video of the apparent Amazon worker stealing the barricades. Turns out, it was a fake, the company says.

Still, it all comes after a volunteer was assaulted and two DOT workers were berated at a public meeting last week.

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