Friday, June 8, 2012
The leaning pole of Little Neck
A leaning electric pole in Little Neck, Queens looms large over homeowner Yoon Suk Kang, who has seen the pole fall many times.
It happened not once or twice, but three times.
That means little sleep for the tired homeowner, who has been pleading with Verizon and Consolidated Edison to not only fix the pole but to also get to the root of the problem and raise the wires so large trucks will not hit them.
"Con Edison and Verizon, they came they reinstalled a new pole here and a second one and they promised me [it would] never happen again," says Kang.
But sure enough, last week it did happen again.
The force of the fall was so strong the cables brought down Kang's meter box and now Con Ed is saying he is responsible for fixing it.