At the most recent meeting of the Manhattan Plaza Tenants Association, the 30 members present all complained bitterly about the agents posted at 42nd Street:
A few of them use a whistle during their entire shift, which drive neighboring residents insane. The residents are the only one to hear this as the passing cars cannot even hear the whistle .
In addition the agents routinely usher cars and trucks in the intersection and into the pedestrians crossing the south leg of 9th Avenue. Pedestrians often cannot see the agents who are behind a truck or a bus . Even when the traffic is light the agents feel they have to let the cars run though the red light.
Finally all residents were surpsrised that the police would not give out more tickets for gridlocking and runing the red lights .
Chekpeds is setting up a meeting with NYPD traffic to address these issues .