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New Traffic Island Makes News, Takes a Beating

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Here's the scene at the corner of Grand Street and the F.D.R. Drive, where motorists exiting the expressway turn 90 degrees onto the local street. The DOT recently installed this modest pedestrian refuge island, which sparked an outcry from area residents, who complained that the island was hard to see.

This island is great. It slows the cars making that turn off the highway and forces them to get into a single file. Boy, is it taking a beating. A local resident quoted in the article asked that the island receive a sign. I am sure other drivers will ask that it be removed.

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