Friday, July 6, 2012

West Nile breeding ground in Whitestone


The remaining 6 acres of the former CYO site in Whitestone has been the topic of several posts on this blog and local papers.

As of today, it sits vacant, abandoned, and rapidly becoming a breeding ground for the West Nile Virus, as well as a home to numerous raccoons, opossums, and God knows what else.

The attached photos show the extent of the overgrown weeds.

With the warm winter behind us, the mosquitoes are bigger and hungrier than ever. In light of recent events with at least one confirmed tragedy due to the West Nile Virus, this site needs to be cleaned up immediately! Regardless of who owns it, who doesn't, etc.

Our Elected officials need to contact whomever they need to contact and get it cleaned up!

Please, before the Summer is in full swing, let us avert another tragedy.

Alfredo Centola

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's A field of overgrown grass and weeds. I don't see any standing water or rubbish where you'd find mosquito breeding pools.. So what's the problem?

Anonymous said...

You wouldn't see the standing water because the weeds are so high.

Anonymous said...

Let's cement it over like everything else in that neighborhood, right, Al?

Queens Crapper said...

Who said anything about cement? How about cutting the weeds?

Alfredo C said...

Anon 3. As a matter of fact, absolutely not!
I have proposed the remaining 6 acres be re acquired and turned into little league baseball, soccer, fields with all weather running tracks, and be given BACK to the community and it's youth.

Anonymous said...

Well at least this should bring Avella out for his annual photo op.

Anonymous said...

Where are the local politicians on this one?

Useless as usual

Anonymous said...

Let's get one of the local politicians to obtain access, let's walk around and see what's living in there!

Come on Avella, Halloran, siminowitz.heck what about the largest civic group in the area? What about the crest haven group?

WAKE UP PEOPLE!

Anonymous said...

Avella should visit 42 avenue @204-205 street ,Bayside.

he will have a great photo-op at the intersection SWAMPS, after a rain." mosquito median mall".

for some reason the cpb11,bayside times -ledger and d.o.t. does not care about West Nile disease killing local residents.

Anonymous said...

anon 3

FYI

www.scribd.com/doc/67653821/Al-Centola-s-Op-Ed

queenscrap.blogspot.com/2011/.../halloran-rants-at-civic-leader-on.ht...

Just a little history

Anonymous said...

Are those the tops of Powells Cove Estates houses? You would think the developer would clean up the field to sell the houses!

Anonymous said...

No developer yet. The property is not desirable for a developer as it has no sewer systems nor any other type of infrastructure.

There is a push to bring the property back to the lids in the community. Last we heard, Avella was working on it. Personally I think he's full of crap, but we can hope.

Halloran wants nothing to do with it. He wants to see it developed. Another sell out?

Anonymous said...

Anyone notice all the grafitti on the fencing?

Queens Crapper said...

Mosquitoes live in tall weeds during the day.

Anonymous said...

The pools of standing water on this site are many. I've seen it from above believe me it's not pretty.

It is a breeding ground for sure.

Anonymous said...

No update from Avellas office on this property. Hmmm? Wonder why Al. Looks like Tony is taking the community for a ride again.

Suckas

Francis Coppola said...

Sen. Tony Avella don,t do nothing but pose for the camera and news and never finishes or keeps his word New Yorkers watch out for him he's a snake in the grass he even blocked me from face book after I bashed him and the other two morons Mike Simanwitz and Dan Halloran who don,t do nothing but eat till there good and fat from your tax dollars. He still didn't keep he promise from PIX11 NEWS ABOUT A TOTAL INVESTIGATION hwhen interviews by Monica Morales back in April all three are liars and will be forevermore a liar