May 22, 2024

Noting High Rate of Accidents at Corner of Harrison and Nassau

To the Editor:

Much has been written about the proposed four-story addition to the historic Horner House at the corner of Harrison and Nassau streets. Let us add just one additional piece of information.

Recently we received from our municipal police department their accident reports for this intersection for the past three years  During the period, 22 accidents occurred requiring police presence at this location: 17 were for two-car vehicle accidents, two for hit-and-run accidents, two for single car crashes, and one for a three-car crash. This information is just one more tile in the mosaic of why this project should not be allowed to go forward.

To add a 15-unit residential building with a garage emptying onto Harrison Street just a few yards away from this intersection is a recipe for disaster unless one hopes to raise the annual accident total above double figures.

Lydia and Walter Frank
Riverside Drive