Man climbs into giant gap in Brooklyn sidewalk for TikTok video, infuriates neighbors

News 12 employees

07.10.2021, 02:15 am

Updated on: 07.10.2021, 02:15

A man who found a large hole in a Brooklyn sidewalk climbed in to make TikTok videos – and now neighbors say they’re angry.

Danny Wolverton is a magician and performance artist who isn’t afraid to be extra.

His latest project has received a lot of attention, for better or for worse. After finding a random hole in the ground in July, he climbed down to explore and started making TikTok videos.

Now, his antics have attracted millions of views. The debacle caused the city to seal the hole last week, but many neighbors are irritated by his joke.

When News 12 showed up, residents were angry and demanded that we leave. Many say he took advantage of a pre-existing problem.

They even called the authorities. Some of their concerns are that the hole will get worse and that it will scare away the rodents or that children will want to copy it.

Some also tell News 12 that they repeatedly asked him to stop and that he ignored them.

A transportation department spokesman told News 12: “We are reminding all New Yorkers, even the mole people, that crawling under the sidewalk is dangerous.”

News 12 has also reached out to Community Board 3 and has not heard anything yet.

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