Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Metro Ave CVS takes over tree pit


The CVS at the corner of Metropolitan Avenue and 80th Street in Middle Village has finally removed the tattered banner that was a months-long eyesore, but now they have illegally taken over a tree pit to advertise that they take food stamps. And the ghetto-fication of another decent Queens neighborhood continues...

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

That place sucks,dark and dingy......in and out.

FlooshingRezident said...

Absolutely the WORST sales help!

Most drug stores seem to be like that these days - the sales people (HAH!)are constantly blabbing to one another and ignoring the customers.

On top of that, these stores are understaffed to begin with!

It's always really pleasant when a salesperson gives you a poorly-concealed dirty look for having had the nerve to ask a question.

But that CVS certainly takes the cake for really crappy customer service. Its only saving grace is that it's near a Trader Joe's, otherwise I'd never go there.

Anonymous said...

Check out the side of the building facing 80th street. Its covered w/ grafitti. I complained to the store manager and nothing has been done.

Anonymous said...

And the ghetto-fication of another decent Queens neighborhood continues...
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I hope not. there are some real gems in that area (Rosa's Pizza, UvaRara, etc)

Anonymous said...

illegal immigrants hate trees and living things. they only care about American money.

Anonymous said...

Once something like a sign gets placed into a tree pit, it is no longer owned by anyone.

It is considered "abandoned" and can be treated like trash. (As it should be in this case).

As long as removing that sign doesn't damage the tree or put anyone in physical danger, anyone may now take the sign out and, preferably, destroy it. (Please recycle the resulting shredded plastic bits if possible).

It's time for citizens to step up and get rid of signs like this themselves as soon as they appear. Unfortunately right now, the city won't commit the resources so it's up to us.

We can complain complain complain about why this is so and hope hope hope that things will change after the next election, etc., etc, etc. but I for one can't wait that long.

Can you?

Illegal sign = garbage

Me = custodian

You = ?

It's time to go to work...

Anonymous said...

Yeah. Bad service. Same with CVS store on Metropolitan in FH. Wanted some blades that were in the locked cabinet, asked worker who was stocking aisle, and was told to go to register to get help. After I clarified the concept of customer service, she got the key. Usually the pharmacy there is really nice, but lately some attitude there, too. I always try to help with their staff training when I can.

Anonymous said...

One person at the register until there are six people on line, and only then do they call one of the eight people in the "break room" out to the registers.

Queens Crapper said...

As of today the sign is gone.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Crappy!

Anonymous said...

call 311 for the graffiti, they come in 3 weeks to clean it up>

Anonymous said...

If you see these signs take them down, all the civic's in North east queens civic's take them down, that is why we don't have any in our area....
p.s. or call 311 to report it, the Sanitation will come and check the phone number and they get a fine. take them down!!!!

Anonymous said...

"call 311 to report it, the Sanitation will come and check the phone number and they get a fine. take them down!!!!"

I called 311 in September (2011)and gave them ALL of the details that sanitation would need to take down a number of signs in my neighborhood that popped up over the summer - exact locations as well as the phone numbers that were on each of the signs.

It's now January (2012) and the illegal signs are still there. I would have taken the signs down myself except that they are all mounted very high up and look as though they have been glued to the metal light poles (probably with big gobs of tar).

But, in essence, I agree. The illegal signs MUST be removed. I just wouldn't wait around for the city to do anything.

If you see illegal signs and can take them down yourself, do it - and do it immediately. Then, DESTROY THEM.

Don't let the lawbreakers who post them get any free advertising time. The longer the illegal signs stay up, the more the signs benefit the lawbreakers and the more motivated they will be to put up even more illegal signs in your neighborhood.

If you can, rip the illegal signs down and destroy them as soon as you see them.

Don't wait for anybody else to do it for you. You know they're illegal and if you don't like looking at them, you have to take charge and rip them down yourself.

That is the only way to prevent chaos from completely taking over this borough. The city simply will NOT devote the resources to this. Unfortunately, we have to do the job ourselves.

Don't wait. Act. Take possession of your borough - now.