Gravesend homeowners blame city for damage caused in storm

GRAVESEND - Windy weather whipped up damage in Gravesend Saturday, but homeowners are blaming the city instead of Mother Nature.

Jaime Tirone-Gamez says gusty winds knocked down branches near her Van Sicklen Avenue house, damaging her gate and walkway. Theresa Altilio claims the branches destroyed $300 worth of plants in her yard. Residents also say branches frequently fall on cars. Neighbors blame the Parks Department. They claim trees on the block haven?t been pruned in 10 years.

The city earlier responded to a complaint letter from a lawmaker, saying although the trees had low branches, they were in good condition. The Parks Department says it will send out inspectors to assess post-storm damage. Brooklyn residents should call 311 to report downed trees and branches.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

At least six people have been arrested and 1 Six arrested, 4 more sought in Coney Island gang assault video
Senior Samuel Langshteyn received a cochlear implant when 2 Best of Brooklyn: Hearing-impaired student performs in play
VIDEO: News conference on annual Denim Day 3 VIDEO: News conference on annual Denim Day
News 12 viewers took to Facebook to discuss 4 The Buzz: 8-year-old wanders out of charter school, found walking along train tracks
Funeral today for FDNY firefighter William Tolley from 5 Funeral set for FDNY firefighter killed in the line of duty

advertisement | advertise on News 12


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.