New York City - Shoveling Sidewalks Not Just Messy, It's The Law
New York City - Shoveling the sidewalk after a storm, isn’t just messy, it’s the law. And if you don’t do it, you could be fined.
In Brooklyn Heights, residents knew the clock was ticking. Clear the sidewalks of snow and ice or face a fine of up to $100.
The actual deadline was 11 a.m. So Bill Birenbaum, who owns a beautiful brownstone on Willow Street had a friend clear his steps and sidewalk out front very early Thursday morning.
But his next door neighbor didn’t appear to be quite as a good a citizen, with a snow and ice-crusted sidewalk out front making it tough for strollers and others.
CBS 2 gave the neighbor a gentle reminder.
“You’ve just got 90 minutes to clear the sidewalk,” she said.
“With your help and encouragement, I’m sure I’ll do it.”
A city plow driver was doing just what we’d been told not to do, taking snow from the curb and dumping it into the middle of the street.
When CBS 2 asked the unidentified driver if what he was doing was the correct way, he replied by saying “yes, thank you.”
Some businesses along Montague Street hadn’t begun to clear their sidewalks since they don’t open by eleven.
“We all know it’s the responsibility of the homeowner to take the appropriate action,” said Brooklyn Heights resident Lee-Anna Caccioppo.
If you’d be interested in shoveling snow for the city, they’re looking for people on Thursday. The pay starts at $12 an hour. Head to your local sanitation garage or call 311.
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