Sidewalk staircases, also known as step streets, are pedestrian-only stairways built in hilly areas where it is too steep to have an actual road.

You can report trip hazards, crumbling stairs, loose railings, and other damage on sidewalk staircases.

If the location is not a sidewalk staircase, use Broken Sidewalk page.

The only streets in the Bronx for which a Sidewalk Staircase Defect can be taken are:

  • Bailey Avenue
  • Boone Avenue
  • Carroll Place
  • Davidson Avenue
  • East Mount Eden Avenue
  • Elm Place
  • Franklin Avenue
  • Godwin Terrace
  • Henry Hudson Parkway
  • Henwood Place
  • Independence Avenue
  • Johnson Avenue
  • Kappock Street
  • Knolls Crest
  • Marble Hill Lane
  • Naples Terrace
  • Palisade Place
  • Summit Place
  • Third Avenue
  • University Avenue
  • Van Cortland Park South
  • West Tremont Avenue
  • East 164 Street
  • East 165 Street
  • East 166 Street
  • East 168 Street
  • East 169 Street
  • East 171 Street
  • East 172 Street
  • East 174 Street
  • East 183 Street
  • East 187 Street
  • East 197 Street
  • West 161 Street
  • West 166 Street
  • West 167 Street
  • West 168 Street
  • West 170 Street
  • West 171 Street
  • West 174 Street
  • West 175 Street
  • West 176 Street
  • West 229 Street
  • West 230 Street
  • West 230 Street
  • West 231 Street
  • West 232 Street
  • West 238 Street
  • West 256 Street

The only streets in Brooklyn for which a Sidewalk Staircase Defect can be taken are:

  • Cropsey Avenue
  • Highland Boulevard (at Barbey Street)
  • 74 Street (Ridge Boulevard - Colonial Road)
  • 76 Street (Ridge Boulevard - Colonial Road)

The only streets in Manhattan for which a Sidewalk Staircase Defect can be taken are:

  • Broadway Terrace (at Fairview Avenue)
  • Pinehurst Avenue (at West 181 Street)
  • East 42 Street (at Tudor City Place)
  • East 43 Street (1 Avenue to Tudor City Place)
  • East 51 Street (at FDR Drive)
  • West 99 Street (at Riverside Drive)
  • West 100 Street (at Riverside Drive)
  • West 106 Street (at Riverside Drive)
  • West 111 Street (at Riverside Drive)
  • West 112 Street (at Riverside Drive)
  • West 155 Street (at Macombs Place)
  • West 157 Street (at Edgecombe Avenue)
  • West 158 Street (at Henry Hudson Parkway)
  • West 187 Street (Fort Washington to Overlook Terrace)
  • West 214 Street (Seaman Avenue to Park Terrace West)
  • West 215 Street (Broadway to Park Terrace East)

The only streets in Queens for which a Sidewalk Staircase Defect can be taken are:

  • Cooper (at 80 Street)
  • 25 Avenue (Butler Street to Ditmars Boulevard)
  • 53 Avenue (64 Street to 65 Place)
  • 110 Street (37 Avenue to 37 Drive)

The only streets in Staten Island for which a Sidewalk Staircase Defect can be taken are:

  • Avon Place (Victory Boulevard to Willis Avenue)
  • East Buchanan Avenue (York Avenue to York Terrace)
  • Park Place (Highview Place to York Avenue)
  • Tompkins Circle (at Victory Boulevard)