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NY1 For You: Officials Fill Sinkholes Near Coney Island Housing Building

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Some huge holes gave Coney Island residents a sinking feeling until NY1 For You stepped in to help out. NY1's Susan Jhun filed the following report.

From gaping to gone. Huge holes which caused Coney Island Housing residents serious concern have finally been filled.

"Thank goodness they fixed it," said one resident.

Two months ago, tenants of Carey Gardens contacted NY1 for You, worried about a couple of massive sink holes formed during Hurricane Sandy that the New York City Housing Authority still hadn't filled.

"This is serious," tenant Julia Daniely said at the time. "Somebody could seriously get hurt. They could fall in. It could actually maybe even grow bigger and expand as it starts to cave in more."

"Our children have to play near there," tenant Rashida More said at the time. "Suppose one of these children get hurt?"

At the time, NY1 for You called NYCHA, and a spokesperson said the agency had already put bids out to make post-Hurricane Sandy repairs, including addressing the holes, and expected work to begin shortly.

Two months later, the holes were filled.

Residents said they're happy the holes have finally been filled, though they did wonder why it took so long to do it.

"There's kids out that playing around," said one resident. "And what happens, God forbid, they play over there and they could've get hurt."

Fortunately for residents, that didn't happen.

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