2012-06-08 / Top Stories

FloodingWith The Tide On Beach 126 Street



Residents on Beach 125 and Beach 126 Streets between Cronston and Newport Avenues have been experiencing a new phenomenon recently. Each evening, at about 7:30 p.m., with the coming of the high tide cycle, their street floods with water. One resident, who asked not to be identified, said that the water smells more like sewage than bay water. The water stays around for an hour or two and then disappears as mysteriously as it arrived. The local resident says that he called the city’s 311 system, but that it was “unresponsive.” When he calls at the time that the street is flooded, he gets music for a half hour and then gives up. When he calls during the day, he is told to call back when the flooding takes place. Photos by David Matthew. Residents on Beach 125 and Beach 126 Streets between Cronston and Newport Avenues have been experiencing a new phenomenon recently. Each evening, at about 7:30 p.m., with the coming of the high tide cycle, their street floods with water. One resident, who asked not to be identified, said that the water smells more like sewage than bay water. The water stays around for an hour or two and then disappears as mysteriously as it arrived. The local resident says that he called the city’s 311 system, but that it was “unresponsive.” When he calls at the time that the street is flooded, he gets music for a half hour and then gives up. When he calls during the day, he is told to call back when the flooding takes place. Photos by David Matthew.

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