John Ciafone installed some canopies at several of his buildings. A reader noticed that this installation damaged the sidewalks. But when they reported it to 311, they got this response:
Service Request #: C1-1-1223937251
Date Submitted: 03/12/16 5:38:27 AM
Request Type: Sidewalk Condition
Details: Broken Sidewalk
Your Service Request was closed.
The Department of Transportation inspected the location more than six months ago and has notified the property owner of any defective sidewalk conditions. The property owner is responsible for maintaining, repairing and installing sidewalks adjoining their property, according to Section 19-152 of the New York City Administrative Code.
The canopies were installed in February, so what good is a 6 month old inspection? And was the sidewalk cracked back then or not?