Mayor de Blasio boasted Friday that the variety of potholes have dropped by greater than 50 % underneath his watch — and shortly discovered a skeptic in GOP rival Nicole Malliotakis.
The mayor introduced that 207,306 potholes have been counted on streets this yr — down fifty three.four % from the 444,835 in 2014. He attributed the decline to a $1.6 billion, 10-yr funding.
Malliotakis stated her personal expertise led her to conclude the pothole drawback hasn’t improved a lot.
“Anybody who drives on metropolis streets will inform you they’re in disrepair,” she stated.