East River Greenway - near 72nd Street.
Reader Seth took this photograph on the East River Greenway bike/pedestrian path near 72nd Street and says, "This path has been falling apart for years and the City has simply fenced off damaged areas instead of repairing them, according to gothamist. "This is one of many dangerous sections of the East Side Greenway that desperately needs to be repaired. Please call 311."
That's mild compared to the quarter-block stretch that completely collapsed more than fifteen years ago at 124th Street in Harlem, just south of the Tri-borough Bridge (nka RFK). A situation the City simply refuses to address. Sources say when that collapsed it swallowed a truck which was working on a light pole.
But for sheer drama the situation at Queensbridge Park - surrounded by the country's largest public housing complex - takes the municipal waterfront discriminatory neglect cake.
More on these issues coming soon. In the mean time, here are some images.
- Geoffrey Croft
gothamist - July 29, 2010 - By Jen Chung