Saturday, December 31, 2016
Big bill for sidewalk repair
Patrica Appelt-Coraci and her 88-year-old mom Gladys both grew up in the house Gladys still owns on 77th Road in Flushing.
About a year ago, Gladys received a notice from the city that the sidewalk in front of the house needed to be repaired. Gladys let it go.
In New York, even if the city owns the public sidewalk in front of a home, it’s the homeowner who is responsible for maintaining it.
So when Gladys ignored the notice, the city stepped in to make the repairs. Then sent her the bill.
And what a bill it was!
"$362,000 and change," according to Patricia.
$362,077 to be exact.