Sidewalk problems plague Bronx NYCHA development

Sidewalk problems plague Bronx NYCHA development
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THE BRONX, N.Y. (PIX11) — Eric Farmer from the Bronx has been fighting the city for years to get his sidewalks fixed and now he has a powerful ally on his side, NYC Councilmember Rafael Salamanca.

Farmer says it’s an obstacle course to just navigate the sidewalks on 165th St between Tinton Ave and Trinity Ave at the NYCHA development at the Forest Houses.

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NYC Councilmember Rafael Salamanca reached out to PIX11 news to help figure out who is responsible to fix these sidewalks.

Farmer says it’s not just in one place but three sections of sidewalk, all here at his NYCHA development. Farmer says he has to cross the street daily and go all the way around. Salamanca says he’s tried several city agencies and keeps getting the runaround.

PIX11 received the responses from spokespeople for NYCHA and the New York City Department of Transportation:

“NYCHA is working in close coordination with our partners at the Department of Transportation to address issues with the sidewalks around Forest Houses for residents and the surrounding community.” 

“NYC DOT coordinates repairs with NYCHA and we will address these locations in an upcoming repair schedule. In the meantime, we will make temporary repairs where feasible.”

Pix11 will be back to make sure these sidewalks are fixed. If you have a story reach out Monica Morales at

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