As temperatures see-saw, the forecast for spring, is in: Potholes. Was it Stephen Colbert that joked we could fill the holes with poor people (as opposed to having poor people fill the holes)? The spiffy map above, from Public Source, shows the average number of days it takes to fix a pothole. In Pittsburgh (did you think it was Brooklyn?). From a low of 1-3 (yellow) to a high of 20 or more (it's a rough ride in Squirrel Hill South).
"I'm not saying we won't get our hair mussed."
The Research Bureau has been unable to locate similar data for New York City. What we have here is a veritable Pothole (Data) Gap. A cover up? We need data. We need a Pothole War Room! We need a Big Board!