Dec. 27, 2012 Staff Report
The lights on the Sunnyside Arch are working again– after being out for about eight months.
The lights started working again over the weekend, and are currently red and green to reflect the holidays. The colors can be easily changed to represent various festivities, such as green for St. Patrick’s Day.
The outage was the result of problems pertaining to the control box and wiring. When they went out, the company that did the initial work believed it had met its obligations and was not required to fix it.
Joe Conley, the chair of Community Board 2, brought it to the attention of the Economic Development Corp. in October, and an agreement was reached with the contractor to fix them. It was brought to Conley’s attention in October, after a resident wondered why the lights had been out so long.
The work required that 46th Street (by the Arch) had to be closed at certain times, which meant the Department of Transportation got involved. “Therefore it took longer than expected,” Conley said.
omg 86Mets thats such a pet peeve of mine. They spent all this money to make the arch light up, but not the name! who the fark engineered this thing?
Hopefully they’ll find a way to light up the name “Sunnyside” on the arch. People zipping by in a car or by subway probably have no idea what neighborhood it is.
All of my out of town friends think the arch is the cutest thing. I’m happy to hear that the lights are back up!
Thank u Joe for getting the job done.
I nominate Joe Conley for Mayor of Sunnyside,besides being Chairman of Community Board 2 he gets involved in all aspects of our neighbourhood. The Arch looks great, thanks Joe.
The Sunnyside Middle Finger now with the holiday spirit.
i advocate that only one color at a time be selected so as to make more of a visual impact.
:The work required that 46th Street (by the Arch) had to be closed at certain times, which meant the Department of Transportation got involved. “Therefore it took longer than expected,” Conley said”.
LOL take that MTA!