Monday, March 4, 2013
149th Street down the sewer
"In late 2010, at the intersection of 149th Street and 33rd Ave in North Flushing, four of the sewer catch basins on my corner were replaced, reason unknown, and by August 2011 the grass and dirt between the curb and sidewalk collapsed and created a large enough hole for someone to fall all the way down into the bottom of the catch basin, especially when the metal curb piece shifts away.
It was reported by my neighbor 3 times and myself 2 times. In January 2013, a car with "Premier Utility Services" showed up, blasting Latin music, to mark up the street, curbs and some sidewalks on all 4 corners and intersection in red and yellow paint marking electric and gas lines. The workers told me it was to fix this corner's catch basins. Nothing more has been done yet, as of this writing. Let's see what happens.
BTW, this street was repaved in April of 2011, after these basins were installed. So now the newly paved street will probably get torn up and have a patch." - Frustrated in Flushing