This month GatewayJFK has documented and reported over 250 potholes, broken curbs, and other problems in the business improvement district. All issues have been reported to the City, and GatewayJFK is working with the NYC DOT to track and monitor the status of repairs.
“We are going to have the City fill every single pothole, plant a tree in every empty tree pit, and fix the other problems with our streets and sidewalks.” said Scott Grimm-Lyon, Executive Director of GatewayJFK.
Due to the commercial nature of the neighborhood, which includes a lot of heavy truck traffic, potholes are an ongoing problem. This is the first effort GatewayJFK has made to report all potholes in the district at once, and work with the city to implement district wide repairs. Once the initial round of repairs are complete, GatewayJFK plans to continue tracking and reporting issues in the neighborhood.
To help in these efforts GatewayJFK has developed a quality of life tool to help workers and residents report potholes and other issues including flooding, downed telephone poles, abandoned vehicles, and illegal dumping on their website at gatewayjfk.org.
The tool helps GatewayJFK track the problems in the community and improve response times from government agencies. “We help our members by navigating government relationships and spending our staff time to solve problems that they may not have time to deal with,” said Grimm-Lyon.