Assemblyman Ari Brown Pens Letter to NYC DOT Commissioner Over Burdensome Rockaway Turnpike Construction



Assemblyman Ari Brown represents the 20th Assembly District which includes the towns and villages of Cedarhurst, East Rockaway, Hewlett, Woodmere, Inwood, Island Park, Lawrence, and Oceanside, along with the barrier island from Atlantic Beach to Point Lookout. Brown has written a letter to New York City Transportation Commissioner, Ydanis Rodriguez, calling for a resolution to traffic and safety issues due to construction on the Rockaway Turnpike.

Construction of a new Amazon warehouse and a Chick-fil-A restaurant have caused Nassau County and South East Queens residents to face traffic and safety issues when using the turnpike. The Rockaway Turnpike connects to vital areas around Long Island and New York City, including the Belt Parkway, JFK Airport and the Van Wyck Expressway.

Read the full letter below:


  1. Lol he writes a letter … all talk no action!! What about standing up for the Chabad that is having it’s land seized by Browns Republican supporters running Atlantic beach?? Oh wait …

  2. The Village of Lawrence is having a public meeting open to all Five Towns/South Shore residents to voice frustration about impending developments that will make the traffic situation much worse. We all need to show up and show our concern. Otherwise, the politicians will say we are ok with the status quo.

    Public meeting time: Tuesday August 16, 2022
    Place: Lawrence Yacht and Country Club, 101 Causway, Lawrence, NY 11559

  3. I’ve been living in Cedarhurst for almost 22 years and I’m getting very fed up. Traffic on Central Avenue is horrible, traffic on Rockaway Turnpike is terrible, traffic on the side streets is terrible. I want out of here.

  4. There are way too many cars, SUV’s, etc., around. How many cars does a family need? Every person needs their own vehicle?

    Let’s try to bring down the number of cars, and add bicycle lanes and other healthy alternatives.

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