QUEENS VILLAGE – With 6,000 miles of roadway to be plowed in the five boroughs of New York City — in the aftermath of an epic storm that dumped more than 26 inches of snow —218th Place in Queens Village doesn't want to be the block that got left behind.
Kas Burkitt Velez — who went to grade school with PIX 11's Mary Murphy — wrote a Facebook appeal to Mary and sent this photo with a message: "Please help us n Queens Village. 218th Place still not plowed, 89 to 93."
This was a reference to at least four residential streets along 218th Place still not being passable, between 89th and 93rd Avenues.
On Sunday, the morning after the storm, Mayor Bill deBlasio had promised to get more resources to Queens, where residents in places like South Ozone Park complained they weren't seeing any plow action.
Back in the 1960s, after another massive blizzard, then Mayor John Lindsay had famously taken heat for not getting plows to Queens.