Hello Queens Crap, I always find out many news articles here first. You are one of the best sources of local and sometimes national news.
Here is something awfully amazing but not surprising:
I sent this to Mayor Bloomberg, Assemblyman Lancman, Senator Schumer, Congressman Meeks. I also left a message on Commuity Board 9's machine. I called the Richmond Hill Block association today and got an answering machine that said mailbox was full, so I could not leave them a message.
Do you have any suggestions?
On February 02, 2011, I observed Syringes (Hypodermic Needles) on the corner of 116 street and Atlantic Avenue in Richmond Hill Queens, Zip 11418. It is only a few blocks from Richmond Hill High School and students pass by all day. First reported Feb 02, 2011 to 311. I was transferred to sanitation complaint specialist.
I was given complaint number 2011MLTX01084.
Friday Feb 04 at 4PM syringes are still there. Called 311 at 4:07 pm, talked to Alicia who gave me telephone number for sanitation community liaison-646 885 3769. I called at 4:20 PM. Machine answered and I left a message with detailed information and my contact number.
The next day, February 05, at 9:48 AM the syringes are still there. I called 311 and talked to Amber. She said connected me to DEP. A man named Nelson said that it was a Sanitation matter and referred me back to 311. A man named Tunie checked on the complaint number and said Sanitation responds in 3 to 7 days. This is really unacceptable. At 1:35 Pm the Syringes are still there.
I called the 102 police precinct and talked to community affairs officer Sheridan. He said that he would send some one out there to remove the syringes, but they did not have the proper containers to put them in and would throw them in the sewer. I know this is not the proper way to dispose of syringes either, but it is better than them being on the sidewalk. There has to be a better way to have this type of hazard removed immediately and properly.
311 complaint number 2011MLTX01084. Some syringes already in sewer:
The syringes were still there at 10 am today. I showed them to someone on the block who got gloves and a grabber and placed them in a plastic container. They also lifted up the grate and removed syringes from there. 7 in all. Police or EMT is supposed to pick them up.
Let me know if you need further information.