PHOTO: The consistently poor conditions along the Woodhaven Boulevard service road between 101st and 103rd avenues have created an eyesore for Ozone Park. The city Department of Sanitation has indicated that the litter and overgrown weeds are the responsibility of the property owners. Forum Photos by Eugénie Bisulco
Encouraged by the results of the last “Forum Fix,” a reader who recently moved in to her new Ozone Park house reached out to her community newspaper to get some answers about an eyesore in the neighborhood.
The sidewalks on the Woodhaven Boulevard service road between 101st and 103rd avenues are being used as open-air dumping grounds for inconsiderate individuals who leave everything from food scraps and broken umbrellas to an old pair of jeans, the reader noted. And weeds in the area have become overgrown, contributing to the eyesore.
In an attempt to alleviate the issue, The Forum contacted the city Sanitation Department.
“We reviewed the situation and the litter/weeds are the responsibility of the homeowner/property owner,” said DSNY spokesman Vito Turso. “Our Enforcement Unit will continue to monitor the location and will write Notices of Violation if the litter condition is not remedied.”
In the Sept. 10 edition of The Forum, the newspaper was able to help a Howard Beach reader gain some peace of mind by directing the Sanitation Department to a particularly unkempt section of 165th Avenue.
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By Michael V. Cusenza firstname.lastname@example.org