Safety first (First Place, that is)!

Daniel L. Squadron

December 09, 2009

By Gersh Kuntzman

Here she is, Smith Street pedestrians — your new crossing guard.

Veteran traffic-stopper Diana Williams has been reassigned to the block between First and Second places to handle an increase in pedestrian traffic since the closing of the southern exit to the F train’s Carroll Street station.

OK, maybe a new crossing guard isn’t a big deal to you, but it was to state Sen. Daniel Squadron (D–Brooklyn Heights), who got Williams assigned to the block.

“Our office actually received complaints ever since the subway exit closed because there’s now more children exiting on the east side of Smith Street who need to cross over — and there’s no traffic light or crosswalk on the block,” said Squadron.

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