Friday, March 16, 2018

Homeowner gets stuck with sidewalk repair bill


From NBC:

A New York City man was stuck with a charge for the sidewalk outside his home even though he was involved in a free repair program with the city. Lynda Baquero reports.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Willy Nilly, they plan a million trees. Then storms uproot the trees. And we have to fix the sidewalk ourselves. And we have to rake the leaves.

Tommy Efreeti said...

"free". I don't mind the trees - a couple of my neighbors are getting new saplings. As long as it's not a weird pretext for a property tax hike, it's a good thing.

Anonymous said...

Revenge for screwing up the Homeless Shelter plans and tossing out Crowley. DeBlasio has all these Maspeth homeowners under microscopes and hammer's.
Its going to get much worse after Easter

Anonymous said...

City puts tree in. Tree lifts up sidewalk homeowner pays for it. The leaves fall and you don’t clean you get a ticket and who pays for it you do.

JQ LLC said...

2nd anon:

right on.

Anonymous said...

My neighbor asked the city to build a proper sidewalk because the sidewalk isnt even a sidewalk, its just grass that extends out and the city told her since "thats her property, they won't pay for it, she is responsible for it " meanwhile, if you have a tree on your property that is considered a "city tree", you are not allowed to cut it down yourself if it causes problems. But if THEIR TREE clogs up YOUR sewer line and backs up your plumbing, they tell you that they are NOT responsible for it. This city is so backwards, it just sucks.

Anonymous said...

This is crazy, the sidewalk is not your property but you have to pay for a damaged sidewalk that the city planted.I like trees but any damage they cause should be the city's responsibility.

Anonymous said...

People are complaining that there's too much green in NYC? That's a first.

The trees are a good thing, it's the City's ticketing policy and repair policy that's bad.

Anonymous said...

You can see from the leaves in the news segment that the offending tree is a Silver Maple. The million trees program did not plant maple trees for that very reason - maples have shallow roots that love to invade water pipes and tear up sidewalks.

Anonymous said...

Patch your sidewalks, loose siding, park cars properly.
Insider (she's always right) says crazy Mayor on warpath. Ticket blitz for Maspeth, MV Blissville to Sunnyside border extra enforcement starts Monday May 27 and will continue till Apr 6 when Passover is over.
I take it Jewish neighborhoods are exempt during this time?