|Staten Island Advance/Rachel Shapiro|
An oddly placed sidewalk and fire hydrant alongside a Mariners Harbor street has some residents scratching their heads over its location.
A newly built house at 235 Dixon Ave., on the corner of Granite Avenue, includes a new sidewalk surrounding it on two sides, one of which juts out into the street several feet more than the adjacent sidewalk.
Even more odd is the location of a fire hydrant in the middle of the sidewalk.
Builder James Megna of Staten Island-based Megna Home Improvement said all plans were approved by the city, including the sidewalk's location, as installed by a concrete subcontractor.
Megna said the city was supposed to relocate the fire hydrant but refused to do so.
"Everything was done legitimately," he said. "That was the way they wanted it."
But a Department of Buildings spokesman said builders are responsible for the cost associated with relocation of fire hydrants, not the city.
The builder's pavement plan for this house wasn't immediately accessible to the DOB, the spokesman said, so the department can't say whether the builder has conformed with the law.
Perhaps this fellow compared notes with the St. Saviour's developer when concocting this plan