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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Broken New York City: Welcome to Brooklyn's bumpier side

5-5-11: broken sidewalk on Ashland Pl. Brooklyn, NY
5-9-11: corner of 56th Street and 8th Ave. Brooklyn, NY
New York City is considered the greatest city in the   world. We have skyscrapers, 24/7 entertainment, get eateries, and more. It's the city that never sleeps. Yet, we are also the bumpiest city. In Brooklyn alone, more and more potholes, broken sidewalks, and bumpy streets are becoming part of the daily routine. According to The Brooklyn Eagle newspaper (2-21-11), the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) fills 2,000 potholes a day. Since this January, 83,850 potholes were filled in New York City. Although the DOT have filled these potholes, more are popping up rapidly. Many sidewalks are being untreated as well. I've personally fell on several of these broken sidewalks; they are uncomfortable to walk on. So what happens now? I've reported these issues to 311 and the DOT.

Let's see what will happen next.

4-30-11: broken pavement at Borough Hall Brooklyn, NY
5-9-11: broken street along Dekalb Ave. Brooklyn, NY

1 comment:

  1. One can only hope that the potholes and broken sidewalks will get fixed. Good pics Professor. :)