New rules: NYC to take responsibility for sidewalk damage caused by city trees

New York City officials are getting at the root of the problem when it comes to cracked sidewalks. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that the city will now pick up the tab to repair sidewalks damaged by city-owned trees, and the city will also ramp up sidewalk repairs under the “Trees and Sidewalks” program to address 5,500 priority sites over the next three years. Previously, homeowners were responsible for fixing the damage under threat of fines …
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