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NY1 For You: Transportation Dept. To Replace Missing Street Signs In Brighton Beach

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Residents in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn who dealt with missing street signs in the area for more than eight months will soon have an easier time finding their way, thanks to NY1 For You. NY1's Arlene Borenstein filed the following NY1 For You report.

Navigating the streets of the Brighton Beach area of Brooklyn will no longer be a guessing game. It's good news for residents along Brighton 2nd Lane, who contacted NY1 For You about missing street signs that were blown away during Hurricane Sandy more than eight months ago.

Francis Caccavo, who lives in the area, tells NY1, "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."

Lenny Shtab, who also lives in the area, says, "It is very annoying, I think this is not right. The street signs should be posted."

Yet they are not. When a NY1 crew first came to the area, there was missing signage for Brighton 2nd Lane at two intersections, at Brighton 1st Street and Brighton 2nd Place. The latter intersection has no signs for either street, which is confusing to anyone unfamiliar with the neighborhood.

"I want them to come in and put the street signs, at least that because this is a priority," Shtab says.

NY1 called the Department Of Transportation and inspectors were sent to the location. Now, a DOT spokesman tells the station the signs are scheduled to be replaced, and the agency is expected to have them installed by the end of this week.

It is finally a promising sign for the residents.

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