Friday, April 20, 2012
House cleanup in Springfield Gardens
From the Daily News:
For more than 10 years, neighbors had griped about the deteriorating home at 141-44 184th St., which had been abandoned since its elderly owner died.
The weed-choked yard became home to raccoons, opossum and other creatures. Neighborhood kids snuck into the house for mischief and the whole site became a dumping ground.
With the help of previous media coverage and Sanders’ office, the house popped on the radar of Tidy Cats, the kitty litter manufacturer, which was kicking off a national “No More PU” campaign.
The company was looking for problem spots around the country to clean as part of its promotion.
It hired A.S. Construction and Landscaping, a Queens-based firm, to clear out the mess.
Within four days, workers removed 40 cubic yards of garbage and four trees. They pulled the weeds and put in fresh top soil.