The very heavy traffic on W. 97th St. is a strong argument against this Jewish
Home Lifecare proposed construction (next to PS 163). W. 97th St. is one way,
westbound and directly receives the traffic from the east side that comes
through Central Park and heads to Columbus, Amsterdam, Broadway, West End,
Riverside and the West Side Highway. These streets had multiple pedestrian
fatalities in 2013-2014 and the NYC Traffic department responded by
instituting new traffic patterns.
Construction on W 97th that will last three years will be bringing back a very dangerous situation and likely more
Why doesn’t Jewish Home Lifecare construct their proposed enlarged facility
on their W. 106th St. site rather than on the already traffic congested W. 97th
St, a position previously supported by Melissa Mark-Viverito, city council
Sandra K. Masur
W. 96th St.