Friday, September 26, 2014

'The Grand Canyon' lives on East 4th Street

[Last September]

Last year at this time, "the Grand Canyon of East Fourth Street" received some attention via NY1.

Residents have been complaining for years about the cracks and uneven sidewalk on East Fourth Street between Avenue B and Avenue C (on the north side, a little closer to C).

Said one resident: "Anybody could fall break their leg or something. It's terrible. That needs to be addressed."

Per NY1 last September:

According to the city's Department of Transportation, it's the property owner's responsibility to fix the sidewalk. It turns out that the sidewalk sits in front of a city housing authority building. After NY1 told that to DOT, inspectors went out to take a look at what needs to be fixed. DOT said it'll start the process to make that happen.

The DOT never actually specified when they would make that happen. A resident notes that the Grand Canyon lives... as these photos from this week show...

Step right up! Don't be shy!

Previously on EV Grieve:
One of these years someone may finally do something about 'the Grand Canyon of E. 4th St.'


Anonymous said...

Always the case when the city owns the property Housing, Community Gardens (vacant housing lots) Municipal Buildings the condition of the sidewalk matters little but let it be a private owner the billing occasion for violations becomes a quick source of easy money. The chutzpah of pawning off the sidewalk mainteance to the property owner when title to that property is not even the property owners!You got to love City officals..

Anonymous said...

If I were the property owner I would chopped down the tree, level then pave that spot. This tree will repeat it canyon making ways unless taken down. Okay that's a cue for the tree defenders to start screaming...

Unknown said...

Guess what the CITY is going to do?

TREE removal WILL be the first part of

The process guaranteed...somebody call

Reverend Billy?

Anonymous said...

They should definitely fix but re: the prior post regarding cutting down the tree, property owners are not allowed to touch the tree - the Parks Department has to. If an owner was to cut the roots or try to reposition them under the sidewalk they can get a fine.

3:06 p.m. said...

And they say there are no more crack in the East Village.

Anonymous said...

Now I know where to fall and get injured (minor injury) so I can sue the city and get some much needed cash. Thanks EV grieve. As soon as the winter comes I can set up my injury fall and get paid. After all the progressive mayor seems intent on settling lawsuits with taxpayer cash. And if this doesn't work 'Ill get something going with the NYPD. Either way I'm getting paid.

Anonymous said...

Oh,my sweetie tripped on this just tonight! Stoopid broken sidewalk!