Correspondence to/from NYC DOT re the Dyckman Street bike lane

Brad Aaron filed this request with the NYC Department of Transportation of New York City, NY.
Tracking #

FOIL-2019-841-01662

Due April 29, 2019
Est. Completion March 30, 2020
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Brad Aaron


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of any and all correspondence to or from NYC DOT personnel (including without limitation all email correspondence sent to or from any email address within the @dot.nyc.gov domain) referencing or pertaining to the NYC DOT redesign of Dyckman Street, in Manhattan, including the Dyckman Street protected bike lane, dated from January 1, 2016 to the present day.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Brad Aaron

From: NYC Department of Transportation

Your request FOIL-2019-841-01662 has been successfully submitted to the Department of Transportation (DOT).

From: NYC Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has acknowledged your FOIL request FOIL-2019-841-01662. You can expect a response on or about Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Additional Information:
Due to the volume of FOIL requests which DOT receives per year and that we generally process such requests in the order in which they are received, we expect to provide you with a response on or about the date indicated above. Please note that you can submit new FOIL requests electronically to DOT via NYC's OpenRecords Portal at www.nyc.gov/openrecords. This is our preferred method of receiving and processing FOIL requests.

Please visit FOIL-2019-841-01662 to view additional information and take any necessary action.

From: NYC Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has closed your FOIL request FOIL-2019-841-01662 for the following reasons: (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2019-841-01662)
With respect to your request for “any and all correspondence to or from NYC DOT personnel… referencing or pertaining to the NYC DOT redesign of Dyckman Street...including the Dyckman Street protected bike lane,"  please be advised that your request has been denied pursuant to FOIL Section 89(3). This section requires requestors to “reasonably describe” the records sought.  Whether or not a request meets this standard may be dependent upon the nature of an agency’s filing, indexing, or records retrieval mechanisms.  Applying this standard here, DOT has determined that your request does not reasonably describe the records sought.
If  you would like the FOIL Unit to re-open this request, please e-mail us at FOILADMIN@dot.nyc.gov within 10 business days with additional specificity concerning your request; please keep in mind that in searching for potentially responsive documents to this broad request, the New York City Department of Transportation is an agency with more than 5,000 employees; the documents of several units may need to be searched to respond to this request.

Request Information:
Request Title: Correspondence to/from NYC DOT re the Dyckman Street bike lane
Request Description: DOT FOIL Request DOT FOIL Request
Description of Records Requested:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of any and all correspondence to or from NYC DOT personnel (including without limitation all email correspondence sent to or from any email address within the @dot.nyc.gov domain) referencing or pertaining to the NYC DOT redesign of Dyckman Street, in Manhattan, including the Dyckman Street protected bike lane, dated from January 1, 2016 to the present day.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Brad Aaron
Date of Incident:
Location:
Borough:
Client Name:
Client File Number:

From: Brad Aaron

In re:
https://www.muckrock.com/foi/new-york-city-17/correspondence-tofrom-nyc-dot-re-the-dyckman-street-bike-lane-71478/#inactive

I want all correspondence to and from NYC DOT, and all correspondence among DOT staff, related to the erasure of the original Dyckman Street protected bike lane, which was installed in 2017 and subsequently assailed by electeds including U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer.

I wrote the request as I did so that DOT couldn’t reasonably avoid providing the documents I’m looking for.

Please advise if I am still failing to make myself clear.

Thank you.

From: NYC Department of Transportation

Dear Brad Aaron,

We received your January 27, 2020 clarification letter and we are working on your request.

Sincerely,
Shari Rolnick
Agency Attorney Intern
New York City Department of Transportation
Division of Legal Affairs- FOIL Unit
55 Water Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10041

From: NYC Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has re-opened your FOIL request FOIL-2019-841-01662 for the following reason: (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2019-841-01662) This request has been re-opened to provide additional information to the requester. This may have been done because information was mistakenly left as private or did not successfully get added to the request. You can expect a response on or about Monday, March 30, 2020.
Please visit FOIL-2019-841-01662 to view additional information and take any necessary action. (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2019-841-01662)
Request Information:
Request Title: Correspondence to/from NYC DOT re the Dyckman Street bike lane DOT FOIL Request
Description of Records Requested:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of any and all correspondence to or from NYC DOT personnel (including without limitation all email correspondence sent to or from any email address within the @dot.nyc.gov domain) referencing or pertaining to the NYC DOT redesign of Dyckman Street, in Manhattan, including the Dyckman Street protected bike lane, dated from January 1, 2016 to the present day.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Brad Aaron
Date of Incident:
Location:
Borough:
Client Name:
Client File Number:

From: NYC Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has extended the time to respond to your FOIL request FOIL-2019-841-01662 for the following reasons: (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2019-841-01662) You can expect a response on or about Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

Additional Information:
Due to the ongoing state of emergency related to COVID 19 and related office closings and other delays which has impacted the ability of our staff to work at full capacity, we are extending the due date of this FOIL response. In addition, if a response to this request is no longer needed, we ask that you please e-mail FOILADMIN@dot.nyc.gov with your FOIL number in the subject line and advise us that you no longer require this FOIL request to be fulfilled. Thank you.

Please visit FOIL-2019-841-01662 to view additional information and take any necessary action. (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2019-841-01662)

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