I think the P.S. 20 school maintenance crew considers the Parks Department responsible for the sidewalk around the school’s playground, and vise versa. It always takes days for the sidewalk along Norfolk and Houston Street to be shoveled. But the school crew does a thorough job on the fenced-in area around the entrance and along Essex Street with their plow.
Businesses usually do a good job on their sidewalks, fearing the fine and liability, I’m sure. Though it is funny how when the sidewalk comes to the corner, often only the most stingy of paths is cut to the street.