Some time ago we sent a second set of photos to this blog about the old Whitestone Farms property on the corner of 154th street and 11th avenue. Since that time Councilman Halloran was able to get the front gate painted in effect removing the graffiti. His office was also able to pressure the landlord to board up the building with plywood in order to prevent the drug users that had taken up residence within the property.
Unfortunately the landlord is still not taking care of his property. The brown gate is once again covered in graffiti, the plywood used to board up the broken glass is also graffitied, the garbage strewn across the entire parking lot, the awning in front is ripped and falling apart, and the top half of the building along the 11th avenue side is filled with graffiti.
To top it off, the sidewalk in front of the property is crumbling and a hazard to walk on. Especially for the Children that go to the park directly behind the site, as well as the children that attend PS 193. You can also see broken glass and rusted metallic signs against the chain link fence (arms length) that separates the Basketball Court from the property.
There is a sign on the front of the buildings Chain Link Fence advertising it for Lease, there is a phone number on it, I urge all Whitestone Residents to call that number and demand they clean the site up!
We also ask that all Elected Officials, and Civic Leaders, do whatever is in their power to have this EYESORE cleaned up.
Malba Gardens Civic Association