City's DOT orders residents to fix sidewalk cracks

The city?s Department of Transportation has ordered about 24 Brooklyn residents to repair sidewalk cracks near their homes.The DOT has slapped homeowners on East 3rd

KENSINGTON - The city?s Department of Transportation has ordered about 24 Brooklyn residents to repair sidewalk cracks near their homes.

The DOT has slapped homeowners on East 3rd Street with summonses to fix the cracks, many of which may cost upwards of $1,000 to repair.

Inspectors say a crack needs to be at least half-an-inch wide to be deemed hazardous. Residents on the block say some of the crevices are not defective.

The DOT says inspectors were sent out after a number of complaints about sidewalk conditions.

Residents have 45 days to fix the cracks.

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