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Empty sidewalk tree pits worry pedestrian

Chinatown holes hard to sidestep

As unpleasant as it may be to consider, winter is almost here. Reader Kathleen Creegan Damaskos has an added worry about the imminent wintry weather: She tells GlobeWatch she’s worried that snow will make some unsafe sidewalks near Chinatown more treacherous for pedestrians.

“The sidewalks along Avenue de Lafayette in the Downtown Crossing area between Chauncy Street and Kingston/Essex Streets have numerous large pits that, at one time, may have been covered with metal grates for planted trees,’’ Creegan Damaskos wrote in an e-mail. “There are no trees now and these pits represent significant hazards for pedestrians who are faced with the options of possibly turning an ankle in one of the pits or walking in the street.’’

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