NYCHA tenants fear for safety due to broken sidewalk

Senior citizens in East Tremont say they fear for their safety even when performing the most mundane tasks, like running their errands, due to a broken sidewalk. Tenants at the Twin Park East, a NYCHA

News 12 Staff

Aug 12, 2015, 1:57 AM

Updated 3,264 days ago

Share:

Senior citizens in East Tremont say they fear for their safety even when performing the most mundane tasks, like running their errands, due to a broken sidewalk.
Tenants at the Twin Park East, a NYCHA housing development situated on East 180th Street, say the craters in the building's sidewalk are dangerous. They say they fear they will fall and injure themselves.
Queen Mcfarland, a tenant who has been living in the area for 40 years, told News 12 that she has had to walk in the middle of the street in order to avoid the decrepit sidewalk.
Councilman Ritchie Torres told News 12 he has been pressuring the DOT to repair those sidewalks and will soon introduce legislation that requires them to immediately repair sidewalks in front of senior-only NYCHA buildings.
The Department of Transportation says it is aware of the concerns regarding the sidewalk at the site and will work with NYCHA to ensure the safety of the tenants. The department also says it will prioritize the repair of the facility.
Two weeks ago, NYCHA and the Department of Transportation announced they would be tripling city investments to repair NYCHA sidewalks.
 


More from News 12
Widespread technology outage disrupts flights, banks, media outlets and companies around the world

Widespread technology outage disrupts flights, banks, media outlets and companies around the world

NYPD: 4 men wanted for shooting woman in Throgs Neck

NYPD: 4 men wanted for shooting woman in Throgs Neck

2:00
Funeral service held for fallen NYPD recruit Edgar Ordonez

Funeral service held for fallen NYPD recruit Edgar Ordonez

2:08
Sun and clouds with warm conditions and slight humidity for the Bronx

Sun and clouds with warm conditions and slight humidity for the Bronx

13:51
'I’m not supposed to be here tonight.' Donald Trump recounts assassination attempt

'I’m not supposed to be here tonight.' Donald Trump recounts assassination attempt

1:52
'Safety hazard.' Business owner demands action from community leaders following massive fire

'Safety hazard.' Business owner demands action from community leaders following massive fire

1:39
'A living hell.' Disabled tenants say they feel stuck inside building due to broken elevator

'A living hell.' Disabled tenants say they feel stuck inside building due to broken elevator

1:14
NYPD officer shoots man with machete in luxury Mott Haven apartment

NYPD officer shoots man with machete in luxury Mott Haven apartment

1:00
Despite citywide drop in transit crime, it remains on the rise in the Bronx

Despite citywide drop in transit crime, it remains on the rise in the Bronx

2:09
Councilmember Zhuang speaks out following accusations of biting a police officer

Councilmember Zhuang speaks out following accusations of biting a police officer

1:38
Extras wanted for a film hosted by the Cinema on the Sound

Extras wanted for a film hosted by the Cinema on the Sound

0:23
Little joey makes its grand debut at the Bronx Zoo

Little joey makes its grand debut at the Bronx Zoo

0:29
Police: Man wanted for shooting another man in the face, shoulder in Kingsbridge Heights

Police: Man wanted for shooting another man in the face, shoulder in Kingsbridge Heights

1:39
NYPD: Suspects wanted for multiple robberies across Bronx, Manhattan

NYPD: Suspects wanted for multiple robberies across Bronx, Manhattan

1:45
Belmont residents claim landlord has neglected to make hazardous building repairs

Belmont residents claim landlord has neglected to make hazardous building repairs

1:25
Wake held for NYPD recruit who died days before hitting the streets

Wake held for NYPD recruit who died days before hitting the streets

1:44
Child care providers at Bronx nonprofit question why operations abruptly stopped weeks ago

Child care providers at Bronx nonprofit question why operations abruptly stopped weeks ago

2:28
NYC Sheriff: 9 men in custody following massive drug bust at deli on East Tremont Avenue in the Bronx

NYC Sheriff: 9 men in custody following massive drug bust at deli on East Tremont Avenue in the Bronx

0:20
President Joe Biden tests positive for COVID-19 while campaigning in Las Vegas

President Joe Biden tests positive for COVID-19 while campaigning in Las Vegas

1:02
2024 has brought a years' worth of 90-degree heat to NYC

2024 has brought a years' worth of 90-degree heat to NYC