City hits our editor with a $1,300 fine — inevitable video ensues

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The city says that Gersh’s sidewalk is a menace — and it just hit him with a $1,300 fine. But is the concrete in front of Gersh’s Park Slope pad really a clear and present danger? Join us in Part I of our open-ended series in which Gersh fights this fine with every fiber of his being.

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Charlie from Shine says:
DOB probably tagged the entire block and lumped everyone in. You should check DOB's BIS database to see if the neighboring properties got NOVs as well. If so, you can at least have an idea about what the City's playing at. Fight the power!
March 28, 2011, 10:24 am
Bob from Park Slope says:
It's been our personal experience that when construction firms have a big job nearby and they have the ear of the city's violation bureau, they send stooges out to log all the sidewalk defects. Since they will be in a position to give your block a group rate, you'll jump at the chance to avoid paying the city to do the job at their cost. Everyone is happy..... except you!
March 28, 2011, 10:45 am
Bobbie from Park Slope says:
Or as Bloomy would say … chill out, take in a Broadway show! What's $1,100 after all?!
March 28, 2011, 12:59 pm
Btimes2 from Windsor Terrace says:
Brooklyn is are inundated with mean streets! But who inspects on city-owned Parks Dept property? (*that's a trick question)
I just got off with 311 to report a greviously dangerous sidewalk (Ft Hamilton between E 5th and Prospect Expressway), one that has heavy traffic- It's adjacent to a park, connected to a subway stop, across from PS 130 and the Windsor Terrace library. It's been partially collasped for at least 15 years.
*Last year they literally dribbled tar on the cracks but the chasm is still about 8" deep and several feet in diameter.
March 28, 2011, 1:04 pm
respect from boerum hill says:
next someone will be making you pay residuals, or what ever they call it for use of the song
good luck trying to get any from the city
March 28, 2011, 1:50 pm
Winston Smith from Poop Slope says:
have you cleaned the mess left by your neighbor's dogs yet.
March 28, 2011, 3:55 pm
Lex from Park Slope says:
I see that that fine is from the Department of Transportation. I guess the Brooklyn Paper's non stop cheerleading for Sadik-Khan's bike lanes didn't buy you anything.
March 29, 2011, 2:08 pm

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