Wednesday, September 5, 2012
City expects residents to be like Carnac
Seriously, only City Hall could come up with reasoning this stupid...
Her name is Annette Flood, an unfortunate coincidence for someone who directly suffered from the effects of the city's sewer pipes breaking and creating a flooded cavity of mud and muck under 79th Street in Bay Ridge, between 4th and 5th Avenues, on August 1st. The situation ultimately caused the street to collapse, leaving just enough of Flood's Chevy sedan clinging to the edge of the sinkhole that emergency crews were able to tow it out.
The position the car had been left in, however, caused significant damage to its brakes, shock absorbers, bumpers and other car parts, resulting in repairs that Flood called costly.
"I have a bill for $1468," she told PIX11 News in an interview. However, when she filed a claim for reimbursement with the City of New York, she received a written response on crumpled up letterhead from the office of the city comptroller.
"It states that since I didn't report two weeks before [the] street's defect, it's automatically disallowed," she said. "There's no way anyone could report two weeks before that the street would collapse."