Residents of Hamilton Beach are taking their fight to have a street in the community repaired to the highest level of City Hall.
Roger Gendron, president of the New Hamilton Beach Civic Association, has started a petition asking Mayor de Blasio to direct the Department of Transportation to repave 104th Street, which has been neglected for years.
“We just want to get it leveled,” Gendron said. “That road is our only way in and out of Hamilton Beach.”
The corridor, which runs north and south, was ripped up along with other Hamilton Beach streets in 1997 as part of a city project to place sewer pipelines throughout the area, Gendron said.
Following the completion of the construction later that year, Gendron said, many of the roads were repaired, repaved and maintained by the city, with the exception of 104th Street.
“It hasn’t been touched,” he said.
The condition of the road has been made worse by a construction boon in the area.
Gendron said about six houses have been erected on 104th Street since 2008, which has only exacerbated the problem.