Council Member Marjorie Velázquez Leads Multi-Agency Infrastructure Walk-Through Amid Sinkhole

Council Members Marjorie Velázquez, and Selvena Brooks-Powers, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and the Department of Environmental Protection, Conduct Infrastructure Walk-Through, Amid Morris Park Sinkhole
By: Council Member Marjorie Velázquez
BRONX, N.Y. - Aug. 18, 2022 - PRLog -- Bronx, NY)Council Member Marjorie Velázquez (D-13 Bronx)  will lead New York City elected officials and agencies on an infrastructure tour, amid the recent sinkhole opening on Radcliff Avenue in July. Since then, the area has been under observation as concerns rise about future sinkholes opening.

Who: Council Member Marjorie Velázquez; Majority Whip and Chair of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Selvena Brooks-Powers; the Office of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Rit Aggarwala; Deputy Mayor Operations Office, Beth Warren; Bronx Interim DOT Deputy Commissioner, Keith Kalb; Department of Environmental Protection Chief Operations Officer Vinny Sapienza; NYCEM Director of Field Response, Wess Doskocil; MOCEJ Senior Program Manager, Erika Jozwiak; Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Deputy Project CEO and Program Manager, Luigi Rosa; Project Manager George Santana

What: Infrastructure Walk-Through
When: Friday, August 19th, 2022 from 2 PM TO 3 PM
Where: 1613 Radcliff Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462

The Bronx has been at the center of various infrastructure conversations, including the recent sinkhole in Morris Park, which has grasped the attention of New York City officials and government partners. As the Bronx continues to experience inclement weather resulting in dangerous conditions for residents and officials alike, Council Member Marjorie Velázquez has put these concerns at the forefront. When the sinkhole opened on July 18th, homes immediately experienced repercussions like flooding and sewage backup. Since then, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection has worked diligently to evaluate, plan, and promptly repair the area. Friday's walkthrough comes amid changes to the district, such as plans to incorporate new Metro-North stations in the Morris Park area.

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