Storeowners on White Plains Road say 'no parking' signs hurting their business
Storeowners on White Plains Road say "no parking" signs are hurting their businesses. The signs are posted periodically while renovations are being done underground on the 2 and 5 subway lines. The owners say renovations aren?t supposed to end for years.
Storeowners have signed a petition to try and have the renovations take place at night, rather than during normal business hours. However, Assemblyman Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) says fixing the subways is one of the necessary projects to make the business district thrive.
Officials say the area on White Plains Road use to be on the Operation Impact list of high crime neighborhoods. Since renovations began, murders and shootings have dropped about 30 percent in the last year. While business owners aren?t happy about the construction, they are pleased there is less crime outside their stores.