Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sinkhole study taking forever

Bronx Residents Say They Are Forced to Live on 'Sinkhole Ave.'

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- That sinking feeling that folks living on Seymour Avenue in the Pelham Gardens section of the Bronx are feeling is not in their heads; their street is literally sinking.

"Seven years we've been living on Sinkhole Avenue...they (the city) don't care about us," Ray Ungar a Pelham Gardens resident tells 1010 WINS newsman John Montone.

The sinkholes can be found all along Seymour Avenue between Waring and Mace Avenues.

"Watch your step this is where the street is sinking," Ray's wife Sondra Ungar said.

Neighbors say that the city patches up the street but never finishes the job and depending on the "type" of hole they have to call different city departments to come deal with it.

The Department of Environmental Protection tells 1010 WINS that they have conducted an engineering study and will be working on the street in the upcoming months.


Snake Plissskin said...

I bet there is no interest in development or bike lanes?

If there were, you would get curbs, trees, and lots o lines on your street.

You want services? Give your community over to a developer.

Unlike your elected official, he will get city services for you!

raffie said...

1010 wins should go down to willets point and take a look at the pot holes there

Taxpayer said...

On election day, these folks need to send the Commissar's hopes down into that sinkhole.

He runs roughshod over these resident taxpayers. S they now need to teach him his final lesson in civics!

Dump this turtle faced dwarf's tiny ass out of office.

Elect Tony Avella. The Bronx will finally know what it's like to control their own lives, and have good government with it.

Tony Avella!

geophix said...

What's the reason for these sinkholes? Have any geophysical surveys like ground penetrating radar been done? There could be more and big sinkholes waiting to be opened up! They are dangerous for pedestrians and traffic.

Anonymous said...

NYC is build on gravel and a landscape shaped by glaciers that carved kettles and holes where rocks dropped off the ice face and carved pools under the melting ice.

In other words, the area is honeycombed with this.

Smaller home owners have little to worry about - the problem is building big towers on this surface.

When those hurricanes bring big surges into the bay, as global warming tells us will increasingly be the case in the future, the foundations of those buildings will be seriously compromised.

Anonymous said...

Much of Queens is on swampy ground and rivers still run underneath all of the asphalt too.