Friday, September 7, 2012
Woodhaven house a gang hangout
From the Daily News:
A grimy Woodhaven building that hosted a fatal party last year continues to be a house of horrors, neighbors said.
The dilapidated three-story building was the scene of a birthday bash in March 2011 that led to the murder of 18-year-old Anthony Collao, who was beaten to death after being taunted with gay slurs, even though friends said he was not gay.
Since then the house, at 87-19 90th St., has become known in the neighborhood as a den of violence, noise and possible gang activity, residents said.
“It’s been a disaster for the past few years,” said a neighbor who requested anonymity. “People go in and out of the house constantly because there are parties. It’s loud. It’s a total mess.”
The resident said he called the cops nearly a dozen times in the past year.
“Cops said they can’t do anything about it,” he said, adding that police told him gang members live there.