Friday, October 16, 2009
Parks Department inducted into Fox 5's Hall of Shame
MYFOXNY.COM - A group of angry homeowners in queens couldn't believe what the city was telling them. A fallen tree had caused major sidewalk damage over the summer. Crews chopped up the tree and took it away, but the stump and the destroyed sidewalk remained.
So a homeowner did what the city officials say you're supposed to do: She dialed 311 and reported the problem.
The city's answer? It would take three to five years -- yes, years -- to fix it. But then Fox 5's Arnold Diaz got involved.
The best line: "If this happened in front of Mayor Bloomberg's house, would this sit like this?"