Mayor Bill de Blasio today touted the reopening of the Hamilton Avenue asphalt plant and the City’s ongoing work in repairing and resurfacing city roadways. He spoke at the Hamilton Avenue asphalt plant in Brooklyn, described by several city officials as in a “no-man’s land” between Red Hook, Gowanus and Sunset Park.
On topic questions covered changes in the manufactured asphalt and the respective role that pothole filling, road resurfacing and road rebuilding play in the maintenance of city roads.
Off topic questions included an unsuccessful attempt by a Queens resident to submit a paper list of needed road repairs to 311, Mayor de Blasio’s 20th wedding anniversary, LICH, the possibility that the Working Families Party will not select Governor Cuomo as its nominee, Alec Baldwin’s recent arrest by the NYPD, interest in New York seeking to host the 2024 Olympics, a plan by a French-American group to airdrop rose petals on the Statue of Liberty, Comptroller Stringer’s demand that the administration change how it accounts for $725 million of costs under the proposed UFT contract and the apartment towers contemplated for Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Here is the full press Q&A: