Neighbors in Jamaica, Queens say two waste disposal tractor trailer trucks have been parked next to Howard Von Dohlen Playground, just down the street from their homes, for the last four months.
The residents say the strong smell alone makes the situation really stink.
"It really stinks like garbage, like rotten garbage," says resident Alema Ali.
"It’s really bad," says resident Amarjeet Singh. "You see a lot of flies, mosquitoes, and a lot of other small things. And the thing is, number one, this is a residential area. Second thing, it's right in front of a children’s park," says resident Amarjeet Singh.
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Parents and children say they wish the trucks would stay far away from the playground.
Residents say repeated calls to 311 have done nothing to move the trucks, which are parked in alternate side parking and come and go on a consistent basis.
Beyond the trucks' rancid smell, locals say they worry about the numerous accidents that have happened, since the stop sign at the corner is often blocked by a parked truck.
NY1 reached out to the Department of Sanitation and inspectors were sent to the location. A DOS spokesman told the station parking summonses were issued to the vehicles that exceeded the allowable three-hour limit.
UPDATE: Problem has been resolved thanks to NY1.