It was three feet deep.
Today, both de Blasio and DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg headed to Queens to announce a new initiative, which will send 50 crews out to patch up potholes city-wide every weekend.
In June, a 17-year-old driver who was fleeing police careened up onto an Upper West Side sidewalk, pinning a 4-year-old girl and her grandmother against the side of a building. Was a pothole to blame?
In the video below, made by Tumblr Storyboard, you can get a good idea of what a typical day is like for these pothole repair crews.
The city plans on spending $177 million on road resurfacing and pothole filling this year, and all potholes will be filled with 100% recycled asphalt.
While 77 percent of the potholes reported to 311 were filled, the calls only represented 50 percent of the total number of potholes in the Upper West Side.
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer says there is something fishy going on with 311's web portal.
In a truly inspiring example of personal transcendence, the Department of Transportation has shattered its previous record for potholes filled in a single fiscal year.
If you have a big enough imagination, the city's potholes can become anything you want them to be, even a fishing hole!
After trying to save $1 million by furloughing 555 pot-hole-filling employees earlier this year, all the winter potholes forced the city to spend $2 million to have the broken streets repaired.
From the DOT's Daily Pothole Tumblr For drivers, bad potholes are
All potholes fixed in the last month (Daily Pothole) New York:
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