EXCLUSIVE: More than 2,500 sign petition supporting McGuinness Boulevard redesign ahead of DOT presentation


Two days before the city’s transportation department shares its preliminary plans to redesign McGuinness Boulevard, a community group has sent the agency a petition signed by more than 2,500 local residents in support of dramatic changes to the streetscape.

“The despair felt by the North Brooklyn community after the hit-and-run crash that killed beloved P.S. 110 teacher, Matthew Jensen, was met with hope one year ago when the city announced a $39 commitment to a full redesign of McGuinness Boulevard,” said Bronwyn Breitner, coordinator for the Make McGuinness Safe Coalition, which gathered the signatures. “But McGuinness is still unsafe and we need this death trap to be fixed urgently.”