Resident: South Bronx trees uprooting sidewalk

Overgrown trees are uprooting the sidewalks in one South Bronx neighborhood, according to a man who lives there. William Cardoza says roots are pushing up

Overgrown trees are uprooting the sidewalks in one South Bronx neighborhood, according to a man who lives there.

Overgrown trees are uprooting the sidewalks in one South Bronx neighborhood, according to a man who lives there. (3/30/16)

THE BRONX - Overgrown trees are uprooting the sidewalks in one South Bronx neighborhood, according to a man who lives there.

William Cardoza says roots are pushing up the sidewalks from below on Jackson Avenue.

"I don't want to get rid of the trees," says Cardoza, who's lived in the area for 20 years and says he loves them. "But I wouldn't want to have someone come over here and trip over that -- lose their front teeth or anything like that."

He called 311 after one of his neighbors tripped and fell on a root, he says. 

The city's Parks Department says it sent an inspector and found that the sidewalk didn't qualify for repairs at that time.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police say they want to talk to a 1 Police: Man wanted for questioning in Bronx burglary pattern
2 VIDEO: Suspect in Sheridan Avenue murder escorted by police
Bronx Weekend Travel Advisory, Dec.10-11 3 Bronx Weekend Travel Advisory, Dec.10-11
News 12 the Bronx asks residents if they've 4 Word on the Street: Holiday parties
5 Bronx Sportscast, Dec. 9

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 The Bronx nightside.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE