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Don’t fence us in!

Bronx Times

Where once they looked at foliage, they’re now staring through iron bars.

The owners of four homes on a street just outside the Edgewater Park enclave off Miles Avenue are in an uproar after the neighboring development built an iron fence six feet into their roadway.

The Edgewater Park Owners Cooperative is claiming that what the Prentiss Avenue homeowners believed was a city street turns out to be the coop’s property. And it’s merely taking it back.

Even though the homeowners say the city paves their street and their row of homes were built at least 50 years ago, Edgewater’s president maintains the group is within it rights, and is moving ahead to complete the fence.

Homeowner Anthony Susi said he can no longer make an easy U-turn with his car, and is sometimes forced to back out of the block.

He is also concerned the narrowed street it will make it difficult for emergency vehicles like ambulances and fire trucks to turn down the block, as well as other problems.

“Obviously there’s a safety issue, because emergency vehicles

Patrick Rocchio can be reach via e-mail at or by phone at (718) 742-3393

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