Saturday, July 2, 2011
Illegal conversion adds to vibrant diversity
From the Queens Chronicle:
Dozens of Woodhaven residents packed the Moose Hall auditorium in Richmond Hill last week to demand that police take action against unruly neighbors residing at a house on 98th Street and 87th Avenue.
Residents who live on the block between 87th Avenue and Jamaica Avenue said at the 102nd Precinct Community Council meeting last week that the one-family residence has been subdivided into four or five apartments and currently houses 20 to 30 adults and children. The children are reportedly unsupervised and have been seen running around in the driveway, according to individuals at the meeting.
A source from the 102nd Precinct said that representatives from the city’s Administration for Children’s Services have been sent to the premises to check on the children.
Police have been called to quell loud noise coming from the house and late night disturbances, residents said.
They also reported that garbage left outside the house and on the street has led to a rodent problem on the block.
On 4/14/11, it was referred to the Mayor's Office of Special Enforcement and then apparently forgotten about, since it's now July and nothing's happened.