We had absolutely given up on the condition of the pavement right outside our home. Belonging to one of the not so popular neighborhoods in NYC can work as a boon and bane both. While the walking crowd in this area is kind of low, being a quiet place, the repairing work gets neglected because of this reason.
It had been about a month since a heavy truck accidentally crashed into a car and as a result, the pavement was damaged; luckily, the people involved in the accident suffered minor injuries only.
We had been requesting some families who live in the neighborhood to pitch in for the repairing of the pavement since it is a part of a private society, but they made some excuse or the other to evade paying.
Some of them even said that they would be moving out of the neighborhood soon.
A couple of months passed and we were still irritated with the condition of the pavement.
One fine day, we saw a man examining the pavement and taking measurements of the damaged area with his team.
I was pleasantly surprised and walked up to him, asking who made these arrangements.
Turned out that he was a concrete contractor who had just shifted base to NYC and had ended up buying the house where our other neighbors lived.
It had been 7 days since he moved in and he really wanted to make the place safer and better.
The pavement repair work had been flawlessly completed by the concrete contractor’s team
I went up to thank them and extend a hand in friendship.
I discovered that their firm had expertise in all types of construction and repair work. They were quite popular for their concrete construction and repair work in NYC, Staten Island, The Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn.
That evening was definitely a good one as we made good friends with our neighbors, and the pavement was repaired.