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Old 06-10-2013, 07:54 AM
 
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I am in central Riverdale. Normally W 252 street off Broadway was a one block street that dead- ended at a forest and did not intersect with the next street, Post Road. To get to Post Rd you had to go down to W 251st street or up to Lakeview Place.

recently a townhouse was put up at Post Rd and 252 street and a very small driveway was cut thru the forest, giving access to the townhouse parking lot and informally( via a gravel dirt road), to 252 street

there are no signs prohibiting a cut- through from Post Rd to 252 street. if this was illegal would there be a sign?
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:40 AM
 
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My guess is it's private property. You can try going through there but one day you'll either discover a new fence blocking your way or some angry dude yelling at you

But FYI, Bing has it as a public through street:
http://binged.it/14P8FEG

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Old 06-10-2013, 09:00 AM
 
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interesting indeed. prior to this new driveway there was no way anyone could drive thru there. notice how there's a horizontal line there right where Old Albany Post Rd (the unpaved street) intersects, that is where the cut through to 252 would be.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:01 AM
 
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i live in the brown brick apt bldg along 252 street
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:05 AM
 
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interesting indeed. prior to this new driveway there was no way anyone could drive thru there. notice how there's a horizontal line there right where Old Albany Post Rd (the unpaved street) intersects, that is where the cut through to 252 would be.
even more interesting, the New York City GIS map has a label "Pedestrians Only", but I think that applies to Old Albany

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Old 06-10-2013, 09:07 AM
 
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... and the exception is for the residents who live there so they park...
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:08 AM
 
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i see a lot of cars and cops cutting thru on Old Albany
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:11 AM
 
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OK I have some definitive info for you, it's officially a public road:


Digital Tax Map - New York City Department of Finance

That being said, public roads are subject to DOT regulations but if there is a curb cut and no DOT signage, I would say it is completely fair game and you have legal authority to use it
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:37 AM
 
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according to the map W 252 street totally connects with Post Rd but in reality only new the curb cut (just wide enough to accomodate a passenger car) connects 252 to Post Rd, but someone who has never walked back there would be clueless and have no idea that they could cut through because there is a forest, a small incline and a little shed, blocking the view. so id imagine you'd only have those like me who know that part well and have actually seen that one could actually cut through there, who would try to cut through

normally i wouldn't even bother cutting thru but if it's on a Sunday summer afternoon when spots are at a premium and someone on 252 st pulls out and im parked all the way on Post Rd, its quicker, more direct and will increases the chances of getting that empty spot on 252 street
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:39 AM
 
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i could see this type of thing making the local newspapers if people start abusing it by cutting thru on a regular basis. residents would probably complain to the cops or the local assemblyman...
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