Report: Pothole problems in city getting worse
According to a new report by the city's public advocate Bill DeBlasio, potholes are getting worse and there has been an increase in complaints throughout all five boroughs.
DeBlasio blames repair agencies for the problem, saying workers are left to decide if they're responsible for fixing the pothole. If they decide they're not, it gets passed on to another work crew. DeBlasio says the system leads to a waste of time and taxpayer money.
In the Bronx, complaints have increased by more than 25 percent in the past five years. In 2006, around 7,200 pothole complaints were reported. This year, there's already been more than 9,000.