Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan was talking about potholes when she said on Friday, "It’s been a really tough winter.” Yet she could have been speaking for herself.
From the blizzard response to bicycle lanes, Sadik-Khan has been under fire lately, and now she has got a pothole epidemic on her hands,
On Friday, she took a hands-on approach and fixed a pothole in Hollis Hills, Queens to show her department is on top of the problem.
“The severity of the storms and the amount of snow that’s been dropped on our streets, it’s tough," she said. "And then we have the freeze-thaw cycles that go along with it, so it’s been a very difficult season for our streets.”
It's also been a difficult season for her. Sadik-Khan was grilled by the City Council over bike lanes; pilloried in the editorial pages for her role in the blizzard fiasco; and just this week, mocked by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.