Browsing: potholes

Transportation Sign put up near the Belt Parkway by former Borough President Marty Markowitz. (Photo: Kai Brinker / Flickr)
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The Belt Parkway, which follows the coast of southern Brooklyn and finishes in Queens, was the greatest source of pothole-related claims against the city during a six-year period that ended last month, according to Comptroller Scott Stringer. An analysis by Stringer’s office released Thursday found that 12,286 so-called “pothole” claims were filed against the city between fiscal…

Opinion
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BETWEEN THE LINES: Since the snow and ice evaporated, most drivers probably assumed maneuvering along city streets would be trouble-free. But now they have to deal with another aggravating upshot generated by this year’s severe weather — a plague of potholes. They’re not nearly as harsh as the 10 plagues God smite on the Egyptians…

News & Features
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Just driving along, enjoying the day’s nice weather coming in through the windows, maybe blasting some Tom Petty or something, and you’re careening around the curve of Gravesend Neck Road near Homecrest Avenue and life is good a- Cri-thrack! Holy crap, what was that?! Buddy, your day just got all kinds of screwed up. And your…

News & Features
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What? The Belt Parkway has potholes? Newsflash! Well, it’s no surprise to any of us, I suppose, that the Belt Parkway has more craters than Edward James Olmos’ scabrous wreck of a face after a hunting trip with Dick Cheney. But the congested roadway was the darling of News 12 Brooklyn yesterday, when a magical pothole appeared…

News & Features
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Potholes. Freakin’ potholes. Pedestrians don’t like them because they can cause trips. Drivers don’t like them because they can damage cars. The city doesn’t like them because they have to fix them. Oh, wait, apparently, the city doesn’t have to worry about them. Because they never have to hear the complaints. Because they simply vanish…

News & Features
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Drivers beware! A massive sinkhole has formed on Knapp Street, near Avenue Z. We first heard about this yesterday from a reader, but we were waiting to get out there and snag a photo ourselves. But then that scallywag over at GerritsenBeach.net beat us to it. So we just stole it and figured we’d put…

News & Features
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We all know this winter has been brutal, and it left our roads so pockmarked that it’s beginning to look a bit like Sarajevo, circa 1993. However, elected officials are coming to our – and our car’s – rescue. Or are they? The cadre of politicians and city services competing for pothole complaints keeps growing, and…

News & Features
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THE COMMUTE: The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) will insist the reason we have so many potholes is due to the weather.  Of course, constant freezing and thawing of the roadway is the major cause of potholes. But there are other contributing factors that DOT does not want you to know about because, unlike the weather,…

News & Features
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Neighbors are now reporting that the Hubbard Street sinkhole – a four-foot-deep curbside pit – was repaired last night. After Sheepshead Bites’ story hit the net one week ago, the issue spurred on Bay News and News12 reporters (I mean, where else are these guys going to find stories?), and the city hustled to get…

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