HIKIND HONORS BOBOVER REBBE (z”tl) ON YAHRZEIT BY OPENING S.I. EXPRESSWAY
PRAISES NY STATE D.O.T. COMMISSIONER FOR RESPECTING TZADIK AND COMMUNITY
Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) has convinced the NYS Department of Transportation to specially open a second lane on the Staten Island Expressway (which is undergoing construction) tonight to allow thousands of Chassidim easier access to the cemetery of Rabbi Shlomo Halberstam, the Bobover Rebbe, z”tl, who is interred at Floral Park Cemetery in Deans, NJ. The Rebbe’s 12th yahrzeit is tonight and the NY State D.O.T. will open a second lane from 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. to accommodate extra traffic going to the cemetery.
“On behalf of our community, I extend our sincere thanks to Commissioner Joan McDonald for this accommodation,” said Assemblyman Hikind. “The respect being shown to the community on behalf of the Rebbe’s yahrzeit shows the value of our community working with government.”
The construction work currently underway on the S.I. Expressway will continue while the extra lane is open.