Astoria resident Gerald Kanter says a three-foot wide and three-foot deep sinkhole near his house keeps on getting bigger.
"It keeps getting bigger and the rain makes it bigger and bigger," he said.
Even more disturbing, not even 100-feet away is a second sinkhole, which appears to be deeper and wider.
Residents say they have logged complaints with 311 on numerous occasions, but the city has yet to do anything about the sinkholes – which they believe pose a significant hazard to the neighborhood.
A spokeswoman said DEP would send a crew to the location immediately to secure the area by putting up barriers. She said the department would then perform an emergency contract to patch up the area and also reconnect a catch basin. She did not say why it took NY1's call to get the work done.
NY1 For You: Astoria Residents Worried By Massive Sinkholes
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