Spring — the season that brings balmy days, budding trees, and colorful flowers to New York City streets also brings something much less welcome — an increase in the number of potholes, and with it, pothole accidents. If you drive in New York City, you know that potholes are always a problem. In springtime, however, the situation is worse than usual. Year after year, winter’s gift of snow and ice leaves its unforgiving toll on our sidewalks and streets. If you think you’re seeing more potholes in New York City this spring, it’s not your imagination.