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Congresswoman Clarke Asks National Grid to Notify Public of Construction

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has asked National Grid to provide additional information to the public about the construction of a natural gas pipeline under their streets, a project that has disrupted street parking and garbage collection in parts of Gerritsen Beach.

Neither the residents of Cyrus Avenue nor Community Board 15 (which includes Gerritsen Beach) had received prior notification of the construction. Attempts to contact National Grid on Wednesday were unsuccessful.

“Particularly with the number of severe storms we have experienced this winter, residents in Brooklyn need to have adequate notice about construction that will disrupt traffic require them to park their cars elsewhere,” said Congresswoman Clarke. “It is my hope to work with National Grid, organizations based in the community, and the people themselves to provide proper notice before the start of such projects.”

U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke is a member of the House Committee on Small Business, Ethics, and Homeland Security, where she is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies. She represents many neighborhoods in central and southern Brooklyn, NY which include Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Gerritsen Beach, Madison, Midwood, parts of Park Slope and Flatlands, Prospect Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Sheepshead Bay, and Windsor Terrace.