Some lag in enforcement of icy sidewalk law - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Some lag in enforcement of icy sidewalk law

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Department of Sanitation workers on Friday used bulldozers and shovels to clear away leftover snow and ice.

New York City law requires private store owners and homeowners do the same for their properties. They must clear snow and ice off sidewalks in front of their buildings four hours after a storm has stopped. Friday's storm was declared over at 9 a.m. By 1 p.m. Store owners were eligible for a summons.

At a clothing store on the Upper East Side, most of the sidewalk had been icy for much of the week. On Friday the corporate manager hired a work crew to clear away the ice.

A dry cleaner and a barber on 50th Street and 1st Avenue shoveled icy slush off the sidewalk in front of their stores all the way to the bus top.

Up the block in front of a town house, a hired maintenance worker was busy trying to salt away the ice.

New York City's 311 operators say the Sanitation Department is not accepting icy sidewalk complaints until Friday night to allow owners time to clear off their sidewalks.

Another reason no summons were given is because supervisors, who normally give out the tickets, are busy supervising snow removal. The city cut back on sanitation supervisors during the Bloomberg administration, so there aren't enough supervisors to give out tickets. The Sanitation Department does not deny this but says it has been taking complaints from 311 since 1 p.m.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Friday Night Live: August 22, 2014

    Friday Night Live: August 22, 2014

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:34:20 GMT
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this episode: Ace Frehley, Big Sean, Week End Trends, and Chef Luca Manfé of MasterChef.
    This is Fox 5's Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this episode: Ace Frehley, Big Sean, Week End Trends, and Chef Luca Manfé of MasterChef.
  • Berg'n: new beer and food hall in Brooklyn

    Berg'n: new beer and food hall in Brooklyn

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:00:35 GMT
    The guys behind the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg are at it again with a new food and booze venue called Berg'n, a new beer hall in Crown Heights. The place doesn't officially open until August 27, 2014, but owners Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler are giving it a test run for special guests, family, and the press.
    The guys behind the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg are at it again with a new food and booze venue called Berg'n, a new beer hall in Crown Heights. The place doesn't officially open until August 27, 2014, but owners Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler are giving it a test run for special guests, family, and the press.
  • Giving your college-bound kids their space

    Giving your college-bound kids their space

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:31:50 GMT
    Going off to college is an exciting time for the entire family, especially for the upcoming freshman. But with technology, parents can be in touch all the time. What's too much and what's just enough? Freshman move-in day seems to be harder on the parents than the students at Stony Brook University.
    Going off to college is an exciting time for the entire family, especially for the upcoming freshman. But with technology, parents can be in touch all the time. What's too much and what's just enough? Freshman move-in day seems to be harder on the parents than the students at Stony Brook University.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices