Is it a matter of sidewalk safety, or government going too far? A homeowner has been ordered to fix a flaw that is barely visible.
A Brooklyn business owner has been forced by the city to cough up $30,000 to have his sidewalk repaired – but he says it is the city’s fault that the sidewalk is broken.
There have been press conferences and angry flyers slapped on Citi Bike racks, but one West Village apartment building is apparently the first legal challenge to them.
A gaping hole remained in the sidewalk Saturday morning, after the concrete caved in and left a woman injured the day before.
State Sen. Tony Avella is calling on the city to provide more funding for curb and sidewalk repair and reduce the enormous wait time that residents are experiencing.
One study found 350,000 pedestrians a day in Times Square. There were 97,000 on Main Street in Flushing, Queens, and 80,000 on East Fordham Road in the Bronx.
The DOT sends teams to 50 locations around the city twice a year to gauge pedestrian volume, and they said the city’s sidewalks have become more crowded this year than at any time in the part five years.
They were stuck with the bill. There was and frustration Friday for some Staten Island homeowners who say the city damaged their sidewalks, then made them pay to fix it.
No injuries have been reported after the bricks fell from 40 West 38th Street Monday afternoon.
Trucks, cars, and minivans rush by you at high speeds on Long Island Avenue in Deer Park.
Homeowners in Queens say they turned to the city for help and ended up with an expensive headache, as a call to 311 could end up costing them $5,000 or more.