BROOKLYN - Two dozen homeowners who live in Kensington say they are outraged after being slapped with fines to fix up cracked sidewalks.

Homeowners on Ditmas Avenue, Avenue F and East 3rd Street received letters from the Department of Transportation about two weeks ago notifying them they had 45 days to fix the broken slabs or they'd have to pay the city to do the work.

Some of the repair work could cost $2,000 or more. The DOT says sidewalks in the area are significantly more damaged than other city streets. However, homeowners feel they shouldn?t have to foot the bill.