At the police council meeting on April 25, a resident all but begged the police to patrol Riverside Drive under the George Washington Bridge more vigorously. After a quick visit this afternoon, I can see why. The problem is not just the remote location. It appears that at least three government agencies share jurisdiction over the area and none are doing their jobs. Graffiti and refuse are everywhere. And there is plenty of broken car window glass.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has jurisdiction over the bridge and on-ramps. The N.Y.S. Department of Transportation has jurisdiction over the Henry Hudson Parkway. And the N.Y.C. Department of Parks and Recreation has jurisdiction over the park areas. As these photos depict, all three segments of this intersection are a complete mess. We will send each agency a copy of this eyesore of the week.