Sunday, October 7, 2012

Squatters at Bayside Manor

From the Queens Courier:

A quiet Bayside development has become the target of illegal trespassing after building management refused to put locks on basement doors that welcome homeless squatters and a band of teenage vandals, residents say.

“It’s the craziest thing. I’ve been in this community for 53 years. I don’t think I’ve ever had to deal with something like this,” said Bayside Manors resident Jack Oshier, 67. “We don’t have problems like this in Bayside.”

According to Oshier, two basements in the apartment complex — located at 42-10 212th Street and 42-40 212th Street — have been facing major security issues since February, when residents learned their lower level laundry rooms had become guest houses for sleeping homeless people and a recurring group of at least 10 teenagers looking for a place to hang out and drink.

The nightly visitors, Oshier said, do not even have to break in, since they freely enter and exit through the unlocked basement doors left ajar every hour of the day. The basements are not connected to the residential sections of the building, but residents say they are still scared to venture down at night in fear of running into an intruder.

“We want it fixed,” Oshier said. “It just doesn’t make sense. What is the big deal about putting the proper security lock on a door?”


Anonymous said...

WTF can that mamma's boy
and self styled mayor of Bell Boulevard Jack Oshier
do about anything but,

Welcome, you Baysiders, to the real world...
you insular Nay-siders!

Oh, pardon me...
these things aren't supposed to happen in Bayside.

Wake up and pull your heads out of the sand.
Now they do!

For decades
these snotty eastern elitists put down Flushing for its many ills.

Now it's they who have to swallow some bitter pills!

Hell's Kitchen Boy said...

Maybe Jack Oshier and Frank Skala
can do a duet on PBS together during pledge week...
presenting "The 2 Cranks" singing
"The Bayside Blues".


I'm surely glad I don't live there anymore...
in that toni...estranged-from-the-world enclave
of suburban wannabees and crystal-meth-brained
Bay Club morons.

I got tired of trying to evade those Friday night
Bar Boulevard cougars...
looking to rendevous with someone 20 years younger.

Anonymous said...

Did mamma
give her son Jack permission to talk with reporters?

He'll get a good whooping when he gets home
if she didn't.

Anonymous said...

Skala was my social studies teacher in either 8th or 9th grade. A good teacher, but a little flaky.

Anonymous said...

People have to live somewhere, now that Bloomberg has destroyed this city for the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous seem to have issues doesn't he ...... RJB