Friday, July 17, 2009

NYPD, DOB padlock Richmond Hill house

From the Queens Courier:

It was a neighborhood’s worst nightmare, but no longer.

After three years, neighbors say, of alleged noise, drunkenness, squalor and brawling, the house at 95-48 114th Street in Richmond Hill is officially padlocked – and the people inside, who officials claim were squatters, have been evicted.

According to the Department of Buildings (DOB), the home’s owner is registered as Kulwant Singh, and his current address is listed at the property.

However, neighbors who spoke to The Courier on the condition of anonymity said that Singh is no longer in the country, and paperwork obtained by The Courier shows that the house does, indeed, have a second mortgage.

Area residents further claim that one group of the home’s inhabitants moved out about three years ago, and three years ago, and that’s when the current residents moved in – and the trouble started.


Anonymous said...

Three years? Hell a developer can get their plans through the city in three months.

Anonymous said...

Three years? Yet another example of pushing the middle class out.

But look at it this way, they are lucky. It could be a 9 story building permanently blocking their back yard.

Anonymous said...

The owner left the country and has not returned, was it in forclosure?
Richmond Hill used to be such a nice place to live.