A Day in the Life of DOT’s “Pothole Gang” [VIDEO]

Posted on: January 3rd, 2013 at 6:48 am by


The “Pothole Gang” is exactly as it sounds and really does exist. It’s apparently nickname for the DOT team dedicated to filling the plethora of potholes that pepper city streets. Each day, the group of workers checks The Daily Pothole spreadsheet (also a Tumblr site) to check where and when their services might be needed. According to estimates, some 4,000 divots are filled on a daily basis. Base of operations is beneath the Williamsburg Bridge on Delancey Street.

Here’s a short video chronicling a day in the life of the repair crew:

Two requests for the DOT:

  1. Take this machine along the FDR, since the driving experience is a complete nightmare.
  2. Level the asphalt plug with the pavement so it’s not another friggfin’ speed bump.


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