Thursday, September 15, 2011
Residential lot becomes illegal storage yard
"I'm living in a construction zone, and it's just unfortunate that I'm embarrassed to bring people over to my yard," said Douglaston resident Tom Macaluso.
Macaluso says he's embarrassed because the only thing housed behind the plywood walls is construction equipment.
"Right now it's a vacant lot with a mud floor that's littered with I think there's probably now four containers, Caterpillar, this morning there was a big truck," Macaluso said.
Neighbors say not only is it unsightly, but it is also disruptive. They claim the owners of the property are using it as a storage place.
"Every morning there's comings and goings of loading and unloading the equipment, beeping noises, clanging, metal, steel grates. It sounds like you're in a middle of a construction in a manufacturing zoning, not this beautiful residential area," Macaluso said.