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SoHo Residents Demand Solution To Gridlock Problem

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Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer (credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer called on the Department of Transportation and State Legislators on Monday to address traffic and congestion in SoHo, where residents say Broome Street is turning into a parking lot.

Residents are demanding more signage , traffic cameras, and enforcement to keep drivers out of the cross walk.

Bo Riccobono of Community Board 2 suggested a ticket blitz.

“You need to have the DOT come here every day for a week,” he said.

Residents blame westbound traffic going towards the Holland Tunnel for the epidemic of box blocking and horn honking and they fear that the combination of congestion and frustrated drivers could turn violent.

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