Saturday morning at 2 AM this road milling machine was placed in front of the Riverdale Jewish Center located at Independence Avenue and West 237th Street. At almost the same time Saturday morning another road milling machine was placed on Independence Avenue at the corner of West 237th Street diagonally across the street from the Jewish Center on the opposite corner as you see in the photo below.
The day before a third road milling machine was placed on Independence Avenue along the side of MS/HS 141, and also across from the Jewish Center. In the photo is a service truck with someone working on the milling machine.
One has to wonder since only one road milling machine was used to mill West 236th, 237th and 239th Streets the week before the July 4th holiday, why are there now three road milling trucks in the vicinity of the corner of Independence Avenue and West 237th Street? If you look closely at the photos you will see that the milling machine in front of the Jewish Center hangs over the crosswalk, while the machine diagonally across the street from the Jewish Center hangs over parked cars.
Above - You can see that if one is to cross the street in the crosswalk of Independence Avenue at West 237th Street, one has to walk under the extended arm of a road milling machine.
Below - Diagonally across the street you can see the extended arm of another road milling machine (which is also parked in a safety zone) extends over a few legally parked cars.
Here you can see how easy it is for a child to crawl under the unattended road milling machine to be hurt on one of the many sharp asphalt cutting blades.
So why are there three road milling machines placed to mill down streets that have already been milled, and awaiting repaving?
Any answers NYC Department of Transportation?