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Canarsie residents says vibrations causing damage to homes

For almost 50 years, Dave Lewin has lived in the area. He said in 2007 a truck route was put in place, and since then, his house has seen a lot of damage.

Shniece Archer

May 29, 2024, 2:42 AM

Updated 21 days ago

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People living on Avenue J and Kings Highway in Canarsie told News 12 vibrations are causing damage to their homes. They say it feels like an earthquake.
"You feeling like a sense of vertigo almost, so I feel that every day and that's punishment," says Dave Lewin.
For almost 50 years, Dave Lewin has lived in the area. He said in 2007 a truck route was put in place, and since then, his house has seen a lot of damage.
"I mean, what turned out to be just a regular paint, turned out to be full on repair jobs," said Lewin. "Come on, they speed, they go over 40 by the time they get there, they just slow down, so they don't get hit by the camera," said Lewin.
He also told News 12 that besides the vibrations, the emissions from the trucks make it hard to breathe, putting himself and others at risk for health issues.
"It's not convenient to get to public transportation, so that means you decided to buy a house off the beaten path, so that's an investment in your time energy, as well as your family, and quality of life around here can't be that great, especially if you have a young family coming up," said Lewin.
News 12 reached out to the Department of Transportation and Community Board 18 on these issues and is waiting to hear back.


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