Talk:Meadowbrook State Parkway

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Murder conviction for drunk driving[edit]

Is it worth noting that it was an accident on this road that resulted in (I believe) the first conviction of murder as a result of drunk driving? See Google search of Martin Heidgen -- MacAddct1984 17:44, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Now present in the article. – TMF (talk) 23:38, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Meadowbrook State Parkway/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Wizardman (talk · contribs) 17:24, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

I'll review this article shortly. Wizardman 17:24, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Here are the issues I found:

  • The ref "Parkway Tribute To Sen. Levy" doesn't seem to be working.
  • "parkway in Nassau County, New York, in the United States." not convinced in the United States is needed.

Only partway through route description so far. Wizardman 05:04, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

I killed the link. Mitch32(The man most unlikely to drive 25 before 24.) 05:12, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
When roads have been taken to FAC without "United States" in the opening sentence, reviewers there have basically said that "United States" is required. That's why any road article worth its weight will have US in the lead. – TMF (talk) 11:08, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
Anything? It's been four days? Mitch32(The man most unlikely to drive 25 before 24.) 03:10, 14 March 2013 (UTC)
Will wrap this up tonight. Fell way behind on review processes this week. Wizardman 18:29, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

Here's the rest of my review:

  • Nitpicking, but for the extension section could we tweak the beginning of one paragraph so both don't start with dates?
  • "but was still the site of 180 accidents per year on average." this comes out of nowhere. Was the highway accident-prone to begin with? If so perhaps earlier history on that should be added.
  • "This truce, made by Mario Cuomo," His full name is earlier on so just the last name can be here.
  • The drunk driving accident appears to be rather undue to me. While tragic, this doesn't seem to be the right article for that; if the highway itself played a role in it, place the focus there.

That's all I found. It's heavy reading but there's no real way around that with road articles. Article on hold. Wizardman 02:52, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

I'd rather keep it personally myself, it has some major relevancy to criminal law. I've cleared the rest of the stuff. Mitch32(The man most unlikely to drive 25 before 24.) 03:17, 15 March 2013 (UTC)
Noted; I'm not asking to cut it completely, I understand the significance, I'm just not sure that much is needed. Wizardman 03:19, 15 March 2013 (UTC)
I tend to agree; the bulk of it seems to belong in the history of Drunk driving in the United States, while this article probably only needs a sentence or two saying that the first murder conviction from drunk driving stemmed from an accident on this highway. – TMF (talk) 03:24, 15 March 2013 (UTC)
And after re-reading the article, it's heavily implied that this wasn't even the first such conviction in the US - it's only said that it was a first for the county. The first such conviction nationwide would be something very noteworthy; the first for a county, I'm not so sure. Given that, the whole section is probably better off being moved to the previously linked article or another exclusively discussing drunk driving and/or the legal ramifications of said actions. – TMF (talk) 03:30, 15 March 2013 (UTC)
The only relevant article I am think of is Rice's, and looking around that's the only one I can think of. Until then, I've removed the section pending movement to another article. Mitch32(The man most unlikely to drive 25 before 24.) 14:12, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Now closing the review and passing the article as a GA. Wizardman 15:02, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Mentioning of Merrick, New York[edit]

the Paragraph starting with "In October 2008, Nassau County Legislator David Denenberg" mentions Front Street and the DOT building in Merrick, but neither of them are in Merrick, but instead in East Meadow. (Google Maps Reference). Bud0011 (talk) 16:48, 26 July 2013 (UTC)g

Clarified. Mitch32(Wikipedia's worst Reform Luddite.) 21:15, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. Bud0011 (talk) 21:34, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

What does this sentence mean? For starters, it's not a sentence. Gimelgort (talk) 17:58, 18 June 2014 (UTC)[edit]

..." However, not for use of dropping people off for fishing, which is also illegal to fish from atop the bridge, except it is around and under the bridges.[23]"...