‘Irresponsible’: Locals criticize Adams, DOT as McGuinness Boulevard redesign falters

As the Department of Transportation resumed work on its scaled-down redesign of McGuinness Boulevard last week, dozens of Greenpointers rallied on the side of the thoroughfare, calling the city out for abandoning the original road diet it finalized last spring. 

“That is just an unacceptable response to preventable violence, preventable injury, and preventable death,” said Public Advocate Jumaane Williams at the May 17 rally. “And it’s irresponsible, it really is. So much was done here with the community, and then you [presented] a watered-down version, and you didn’t even do that.”