The Brooklyn Daily:
An empty Metropolitan Transportation Authority lot on 66th Street has become a garbage-strewn eyesore that stinks to high heaven in the summer, say Bensonhurst residents and merchants who want the state agency to fence off and clean out the property.
MTA officials say they are trying to get rid of the small lot near Bay Parkway, but that news has done little to quell enraged residents who claim that the property has become a neighborhood waste station for illegal dumpers wanting to get rid of everything from construction debris to dirty diapers.
Nearby merchants who have witnessed the illegal dumping agreed.
Assemblyman Bill Colton (D–Bensonhurst) said he’s been fielding complaints about the lot for nearly seven months, and has repeatedly demanded that the city’s Department of Sanitation clean the lot on a regular basis.
But Colton doesn’t just want the lot cleaned out — which the city’s Department of Sanitation did last week — he wants the dumpers to be found and dealt with.
From SI Live:
Seguine Avenue has its own dumping ground – and residents aren't happy about it.
The trashed location sits among homes at 131 Seguine Ave., a vacant property that's for sale and is littered with quite a display: Pieces of wood, black garbage bags, a tossed mattress, flipped over black leather couch, and an unsightly dead raccoon.
Two buckets of water rest next to the staircase leading to the empty two-story home; chunks of siding have been removed from the home's exterior.
The Environmental Control Board (ECB) has slapped five separate citations on the door. All are for "dirty area," and claim that the visitor observed a large accumulation of scattered bottles, cans, a cigarette pack, cups, pieces of paper, wrappers, cardboard, wood and a mattress.
City records say Robert Costomiris owns the property. He was unable to be reached for comment.