The City received a citizen complaint through 311 less than 15 days before plaintiff's accident, and repaired the condition a few days after the accident. Even if the complaint had been in writing, it could not constitute prior written notice for purposes of the statute, since it was received within the 15-day grace period provided by the statute for the City to make repairs after receiving notice.
Case in point: Brown v. City of New York, NY Slip Op 04221 (1st Dep't May 30, 2017)
Here is the decision.
Tomorrow's issue: An allegation of default.
June 6, 1944