Local leaders are calling on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) to provide better maintenance and security on two of its Richmond Hill properties.
The first property, an empty lot beside Key Food at 87-25 Lefferts Boulevard, is strewn with trash and waste. The gate separating the lot from the roadway remains open twenty-four hours a day, said Waisman, who was able to drive freely through the lot without being stopped or questioned.
LIRR properties in Richmond Hill a mess
The second property that has raised concern, located at 91st Avenue and 127th Street, is a fuel and maintenance center that has not yet gone into operation, said Zambuito. The Courier Sun’s August 8 article reported that the center would begin operations in September, at which time, security measures would be implemented to make the center safe. As September draws to a close, however, the center shows no signs of change.