Stockholm Street between Woodward and Onderdonk Avenues in Ridgewood is a beautiful block. Back in the 1980s, the DOT wanted to replace the yellow brick pavers that line the road with asphalt. Residents fought to keep them and the people prevailed. In 2000, Councilmember Tom Ognibene supported landmarking of the block as an historic district. Again, the people prevailed. However, lately, things are not so sunny on Stockholm Street. What has been described as a sinkhole has opened up at the northern end of the block. Over the holidays, the DOT and DEP filled the hole with asphalt multiple times after it repeatedly sunk. The DEP reportedly looked underground with a camera and found no leaky pipes, making the cause of the sinkhole a mystery. The lovely bricked street has become an eyesore. There are no plans to permanently correct the problem at this time. Because of the landmark designation, the city is required to restore the street to its original appearance when the work is finally done but it's anyone's guess when that will be.
Originally published in the March 2016 Juniper Berry Magazine
THINGS THAT ARE DUMB: Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road
by Christina Wilkinson
Stockholm Street between Woodward and Onderdonk Avenues needs a plan for repair and fast.
March 2016 Table of Contents
- Dedication, Beauty, Empowerment: Starting on the Road to Achieving Everything You Want
- Killy's Korner
- A NEW ERA IN MEDICINE
- Allstate Agent Kevin Spann Opens New Office in Middle Village
- The history of Glendale's Schuetzen Park
- OP-ED: Keep Central Park Carriage Horses on the Good Path
- Q&A with familiar faces: Interview with Leslie Barnes, owner of London Lennies
- The historical importance of the Old St. James Episcopal Church, Newtown
- Understanding the New Pedestrian Right Of Way Law
- Interview with Captain Gregory Mackie
- The Forgotten Villages
- The Mystery of Miss Emma
- What happened to Wayland Avenue?
- OP-ED: Hillary and the rest of U.S.
- 10 Scams Targeting Senior Citizens
- 104th Pct Report
- Letters to the Editor
- THINGS THAT ARE DUMB: Elmhurst Hospital decontamination unit now hosting homeless
- THINGS THAT ARE DUMB: 18th century historic church used as construction staging area
- DHS and Mayor de Blasio enriching landlords and hotel operators
- THINGS THAT ARE DUMB: PlowNYC not all it's cracked up to be
- THINGS THAT ARE DUMB: No Parking... No Press
- THINGS THAT ARE DUMB: Stop signs for freight trains
- THINGS THAT ARE DUMB: Council Members vote themselves a big, fat pay increase
- THINGS THAT ARE DUMB: Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road
- Remembering Justice Antonin Scalia son of Elmhurst
- Happy 200th Birthday Middle Village!
- THINGS THAT ARE DUMB: City Council wants mall on parkland
- THINGS THAT ARE DUMB: Things that are... Crowley
- BERRY BITS: Driving off into the sunset
- BERRY BITS: Massage parlor bills introduced
- BERRY BITS: Proposal to combat graffiti
- BERRY BITS: Community Alert – Thefts from Autos
- BERRY BITS: Petition for cleaner engines
- BERRY BITS: Middle Village Movie DVD signing
- BERRY BITS: A possible end to early park bathroom closures
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