Parents worry about children's safety outside new school

Posted: Updated:
KENSINGTON -

Parents of students at the brand-new P.S. 889 on Coney Island Avenue say their children are in danger daily and want the Department of Transportation to help alleviate their concerns.

There's one crossing guard present during the school day, but parents say that's not enough. They say cars speed by as children have to wait for the lone guard to help them across.

Without a traffic light, stop sign, crosswalk, school zone speed limit sign or additional crossing guards, parents say there's an accident waiting to happen.

A DOT spokesperson tells News 12 in a statement: "We are studying several intersections for potential future stop signs, signals, leading pedestrian intervals, and crosswalks -- including Coney Island Avenue at Hinckley Place, and Turner Place at Coney Island Avenue. These studies need to include data from the beginning of this school year in order to appropriately reflect the current traffic and pedestrian patterns."

Since the school has opened, the DOT has made some changes, including adding 'no standing' signs and removing two parking spots to allow buses more room to turn.

But parents say those changes aren't enough, and they expect the DOT to do more.

  • Brooklyn TransportationTransportationMore>>

  • Protesters: Bus only lanes to hurt small businesses

    Protesters: Bus only lanes to hurt small businesses

    Thursday, November 16 2017 6:45 PM EST2017-11-16 23:45:04 GMT
    Some small business owners in Clinton Hill Thursday protested a new plan by the city’s Department of Transportation to include a “bus only” lane in their busy neighborhood.Some small business owners in Clinton Hill Thursday protested a new plan by the city’s Department of Transportation to include a “bus only” lane in their busy neighborhood.

    Some small business owners in Clinton Hill Thursday protested a new plan by the city's Department of Transportation to include a "bus only" lane in their busy neighborhood.  

    Some small business owners in Clinton Hill Thursday protested a new plan by the city's Department of Transportation to include a "bus only" lane in their busy neighborhood.  

  • MTA to deploy service ambassadors to NYC subway stations

    MTA to deploy service ambassadors to NYC subway stations

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 7:58 PM EST2017-11-16 00:58:59 GMT

    The MTA announced that it will begin deploying customer service ambassador's to subway stations across New York City.

    The MTA announced that it will begin deploying customer service ambassador's to subway stations across New York City.

  • Prototype for BQX unveiled at Navy Yard

    Prototype for BQX unveiled at Navy Yard

    Monday, November 13 2017 6:40 PM EST2017-11-13 23:40:22 GMT
    A prototype design for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector unveiled Monday at the Brooklyn Navy Yard includes street-level boarding for people with disabilities and plenty of room for the 400,000 New Yorkers along the proposed route from Astoria to Sunset Park.A prototype design for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector unveiled Monday at the Brooklyn Navy Yard includes street-level boarding for people with disabilities and plenty of room for the 400,000 New Yorkers along the proposed route from Astoria to Sunset Park.

    A prototype design for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector unveiled Monday at the Brooklyn Navy Yard includes street-level boarding for people with disabilities and plenty of room for the 400,000 New Yorkers along the proposed route from Astoria to Sunset Park.

    A prototype design for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector unveiled Monday at the Brooklyn Navy Yard includes street-level boarding for people with disabilities and plenty of room for the 400,000 New Yorkers along the proposed route from Astoria to Sunset Park.

  • Brooklyn SlideshowsSlideshowsMore>>

  • Photos: 2017 American Music Awards

    Photos: 2017 American Music Awards

    The 2017 American Music Awards were held at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

    The 2017 American Music Awards were held at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

  • Santaland comes to Macy's Herald Square

    Santaland comes to Macy's Herald Square

    At Macy's flagship store in New York, a chance to sit on Saint Nick's lap is by appointment only this year, for the first time ever.

    At Macy's flagship store in New York, a chance to sit on Saint Nick's lap is by appointment only this year, for the first time ever.

  • Consumer safety group WATCH unveils its 'worst toys' list

    Consumer safety group WATCH unveils its 'worst toys' list

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 4:36 PM EST2017-11-14 21:36:23 GMT
    Tuesday, November 14 2017 4:42 PM EST2017-11-14 21:42:55 GMT
    The Nerf Zombie Strike Deadbolt Crossbow is one of the toy's listed by W.A.T.C.H. as being potentially hazardous.The Nerf Zombie Strike Deadbolt Crossbow is one of the toy's listed by W.A.T.C.H. as being potentially hazardous.

    A Boston-based child safety group is releasing its annual holiday list of the ten most hazardous toys.

    A Boston-based child safety group is releasing its annual holiday list of the ten most hazardous toys.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."