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Thies Road sewell, Nj - Crown Heightsmultiple pot holes on a small two lane road
2770 Ocean Avenue New York, NY - City Council District 48So far, here are the issues we are forced to live with:
1. Roach/pest infestation that is building-wide and NOTHING has been done in the two years we're living here
2. Elevator (at least one of them) is making an awful noise and is in a constant state of disrepair.
3. MOLD - our apt has it in both rooms and in the bathroom, I've spoken with other tenants - same story everywhere. Building owners aren't acting.
4. Radiators hiss and emit an oily musty smell when the heat is on.
712 Brush Ave Bronx, NY 10465, USA - Throggs NeckThere are 2 sink holes next to a drain on the corner of Senger Place and Brush Avenue for over 2 months now.
There was one a few months ago that was filled and these formed right afterward.
East Broadway And Canal St New York NY - Lower East Sidecoming from clinton st and heading toward rutgers street, the surface quality from canal to rutgers is filled with potholes, inch deep scrapes and uneven service. routinely, cyclists move into the main lane to avoid accidents.
835 Riverside Drive New York, NY 10032 - Washington HeightsHot water is not reliably provided to residents. Problem affects whole building and has been reported repeatedly to management and to 311, but it persists. We never know when we turn on the hot water faucet whether the water will be warm or ice cold. Super is unreachable when it happens and the repair number given by management goes to an answering service.
59th St Bridge New York , NY - Roosevelt IslandAt about 11:15pm the tram landed on the Roosevelt Island side. As we were walking towards the red bus stop. I noticed the red bus pull up, but didn't stop. It had no indication on the signage that it was out of service. I swear, we need a more consistent, and posted timetable at each stop like the MTA. This makes no sense. It's one street, not the whole city of manhattan.
Main St New York, NY - NYC District 5
I'm a Roosevelt Island resident. I'm also an avid bicyclist -- and I have a suggestion. It's great that a lane is set aside for cyclists crossing the bridge into Queens. But it would be helpful if the bridge's metal grill were covered by some sort of mat. You may not be aware of this, but -- when it rains -- metal-grill bridges are like sheets of ice if you're a cyclist, especially if you're on a road bike with thin tires. I was reminded of this two Sundays ago: My son and I were crossing the bridge on our bicycles early on Sunday morning, after the rain had stopped, and as soon as we hit the metal grill, we both started sliding. We immediately got off our bikes and walked them across.
All this could have been far worse if we were going faster. But I knew enough to be careful -- thanks to an accident earlier this year. On March 6, while riding in New Jersey during the rain, I hit a similar metal-grill bridge. My bike slipped out from under me and I ended up with a broken shoulder blade, a dislocated finger and a hand that had to be surgically repaired.
My suggestion: If you can't cover the metal grill on the bike lanes with mats, you might post a sign for cyclists warning them to walk their bicycles across the bridge when it's wet.
309 West 75th Street apt 8, New York, New York - City Council District 6
It is already 40 days (from 9th of Jan, 2018), we don't have gas, hot water, and hitting. We don't know what to do. The landlord is explaining that DOB is the issue, but we are not sure, how the @#$% is it possible, that government can keep the whole building without gas for longer than a month???
Can you guys suggest what to do? We have called 311, but they came and closed the cases. The landlord said, that DOB is looking into the case, and they will have to schedule the inspection and check boiler issue, and if it is right, then they will tell CoinEdison to restore the gas. THIS IS @#$%! How is this possible in 2018???
643 W. 172nd St. New York, NY - City Council District 10
New York is drenched in unnecessary honking, but in Washington Heights the problem is simply unbearable. Since the neighborhood is served by very few yellow cabs, hundreds of gypsy cabs ply the streets and honk whenever they see someone standing on the sidewalk to get their attention. This is a poor business practice and a non-stop, round-the-clock source of noise that seems to penetrate into every apartment in the neighborhood.
Aside from gypsy cabs, many motorists in the neighborhood are in the habit of pulling up outside someone's apartment and using their car horn as a doorbell. This is gratuitous and very unfair. There is no need to announce your arrival to every single person on the street and bludgeon their ears with your car horn. Traffic citations should be issued for this practice.
The third vector of the honking plague is simply motorist anger, aggression, and impatience. Hesitating for more than a nanosecond at a green light, attempting to change lanes, double parking for 2 seconds to drop someone off, etc., etc., are all occasion for you, and everyone within earshot, to endure a vicious aural assault. This of course happens throughout the city, but in a honking hotspot like Washington Heights, it really adds insult to injury.
Excessive noise is more than a nuisance, particularly when it drifts in through windows and walls into your home. It has been associated with increased blood pressure, difficulty focusing on and completing tasks, and a sense of hopelessness. To say nothing of its effect on sleep. According to the NY Times, the city has anti honking ordinance, but it is not enforced:
In tonier neighborhoods, there are signs warning of fines for unlawful honking. I'm not implying that these signs are actually observed, but at least they have some sort of calming effect in nice neighborhoods. But in poor areas like Washington Heights, already under stress from a host of other social problems, unmitigated honking has reached an absolutely intolerable level.
Cynics will scoff at any serious effort to curb honking in NY City. Others will even embrace honking as an indelible part of NY's distinctive urban fabric. I disagree. I think honking can and should be muzzled. I consider it a public health issue, not merely a quality of life issue. If you agree that a campaign should be waged against honking, vote for this issue on SCF.
Speaking more generally, if NY City wants to take itself seriously as a pedestrian and transit-oriented town, instead of continuing to kowtow to the automobile, then motorists need to know that if they're driving through the city they need to treat it with respect (this also applies to the reckless speeding and maneuvering that is pandemic in NYC).
Nostrand Avenue Brooklyn 11216 - City Council District 36Nostrand Avenue is dirty and not living up to its full economic potential. Need a BID here.
96 Stryker St Brooklyn, NY - City Council District 47There are many pot holes along Stryker Street. They have not been fixed since they appeared years ago.