Monday, September 17, 2012
Woodside Avenue house is a mess
From CBS 2:
How would you like to have a neighbor who not only abandons his house, but leaves it for squatters and rats to plague the neighborhood?
Mary Kearney, 67, said she is fed up with the conditions of the house next door to her in Woodside, Queens.
“It’s a nightmare. It’s a nightmare for the past three years it’s been there,” she told CBS 2′s John Slattery on Friday.
Kearney lives on Woodside Avenue next door to a home that was abandoned several years ago. It has since developed into an overgrown yard filled with debris, mosquitoes and rats.
“We had seen rodents in the yard, but we’ve seen mice in our yard,” Kearney said.
Neighbors on the other side are equally concerned about squatters.
“Homeless people go over there and find shelter and stuff,” neighbor Gerald Pasbangi said.
The current owner, who lives in Flushing, was not at home when CBS 2′s Slattery tried to reach him. Three years ago, he boarded up the Woodside house and since then, it’s been cited by the city as an unsafe building and structure.
It's like that because there has been a stop work order on the property since 2008.