Northeast Queens leaders call on city to fix year-old sidewalk damage caused by Tropical Storm Isaias


A Queens lawmaker called on the city to make long-awaited sidewalk repairs nearly a year after Tropical Storm Isaias wreaked havoc in the metropolitan area.

On Tuesday, July 13, Senator John Liu joined with community leaders and local homeowners in Bellerose who highlighted the dangers surrounding the neglected sidewalks. For the past 11 months, residents have put up traffic cones and homemade signs to warn pedestrians of the the damage and dangerous conditions.

The group said that after months of delays, the city failed to make good on its promise to begin repairs in early spring “when the weather is warmer.” Since then, they said that there have been no updates or follow-ups as to when the city would begin fixing the uprooted sidewalks.

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