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.'