From the Queens Chronicle:
A house in Forest Hills that neighbors claim has blighted the block for decades is causing renewed concerns after its roof partially collapsed earlier this year.
Now the neighbors say the house stinks of mold and raccoons have occupied its top floor — causing many to fear for the elderly resident’s health and safety.
Others say the home is lowering property values on the block. One resident, who declined to give his name, claimed the price tag on his home plummetted more than $150,000 because of his proximity to the dilapidated house.
Now many are fed up and looking for answers from the city.
“It’s got a hole that you could fit a Volkswagon in. Come on, how could that be a safe house — the Buildings Department knows you can’t live in a place like that,” said Carl Cacciato, who lives accross the street from the two-family home. “All the beams must be rotting in there. The second floor is gonna go down to the first floor. If she’s on the first floor, she’s gonna end up getting killed.”
Are we sure the person inside is still alive?