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NY1 For You: City Fixes Sinkhole On Harlem Street

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A huge bump in the road for drivers in Harlem is patched up with the help of NY1 For You. NY1's Susan Jhun filed the following report.

It's a smooth ride now on a Harlem street since a serious sinkhole has finally been filled.

A month ago, NY1 For You told viewers how drivers complained that their repeated calls to the city over several months did nothing to fix the hole.

"They filled it no less than about five to six times now," said resident Jorge Leger. "Every time that they fill it, a couple of weeks later to a few weeks later, it keeps sinking."

"They patch it, like, every two weeks, and then, it gets worse and worse and worse," said resident James Peters.

Residents worried about their tires, but more importantly, their safety.

"It's a dangerous situation because it keeps sinking," Leger said.

After neighbors contacted NY1 For You, NY1 For You called the Department of Environmental Protection, and a DEP official said that a manhole at the location was broken and scheduled to be reconstructed in the coming weeks.

After our story aired, DEP got to work, and now, the sinkhole no longer exists.

"We're very happy it's fixed," Leger says. "No question that that was prompted by the call from NY1."

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