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NY1 For You: Brighton Beach Blocks Lost Important Signs During Sandy

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Residents in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn say navigating their streets is not easy ever since certain signs were blown away during Hurricane Sandy. NY1's Agnes Chung filed the following report.

Finding Brighton 2nd Lane in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn has become impossible ever since its street signs were lost to Hurricane Sandy nearly eight months ago.

"The street signs got ripped off by the high wind," says Lenny Shtab, a resident.

There is currently no sign indicating Brighton 2nd Lane at the intersection of Brighton 1st Street, and then again one block east where it crosses Brighton 2nd Place. However, the sign for Brighton 2nd Place is also missing at that intersection, confusing to anyone unfamiliar with the neighborhood, according to residents.

"I've had problems with UPS deliveries, I've had problems with people trying to find the house. They know the address but they can't find the street," says Francis Caccavo, a resident.

"It is very annoying, I think this is not right. The street signs should be posted," Shtab says.

Even more frustrating says Shtab is the fact that he's filed multiple complaints to 311 over several months.

"Nothing's been done," Shtab says.

NY1 called the Department Of Transportation to find out if and when new signs will be installed and a spokesperson says the locations will be inspected.

In the meantime, Shtab and others in the area say they will have to continue helping those lost get around.

"This is a priority. It's not only for me but the whole neighborhood," Shtab says.

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