From the Daily News:
A dilapidated Queens house remains in the crosshairs of city inspectors after collecting numerous violations and angering residents in the area.
Officials with the city Department of Buildings have yet to determine whether 58-22 84th St. in Middle Village is a “public nuisance” after dispatching the agency’s Padlocks Unit in December, agency officials told the Daily News on Monday.
Buildings began investigating the home after the owner, Ganesh Arora, “repeatedly ignored the Department’s orders to fix violating conditions at the property,” said agency spokeswoman Ryan Fitzgibbon.
The property has collected $25,500 in unpaid fines from nine outstanding building violations over the past decade, according to agency records.
The derelict property has been a long-standing blight in the wind-swept patch of Middle Village, neighbors said.
The two-story house stand in stark contrast to its well-maintained neighbors. The gate surrounding the property is rusted and the facade of the building has a thick layer of dirt on it. The sidewalk has been illegally cut to extend the driveway and the garage appears on the verge of collapse.