This Time, the Sinkhole of 82nd Street Swallowed a Tree

by Michael Mosher on December 27, 2017

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Eighty-second street between Columbus and Central Park West has gorgeous townhomes, lovely trees and a hungry sinkhole that seems to devour different sections of the asphalt every few months. Last month, it took a section of the street. On Friday, it took a tree down.

Kate Hinds wrote “The sinkhole in front of 62 West 82 Street just opened up in a tree pit and swallowed a tree,”.

A Department of Environmental Protection spokesperson told us “Broken private pipe belonging to 56 West 82nd Street. Building has been directed to make appropriate repairs. All customers have water service. No street closure.”

We’re checking with the DEP to see if this issue is more pressing than simply fixing a pipe. If the street keeps collapsing every time a pipe bursts, isn’t there a larger concern here?

 

 

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