Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Sad abandoned house on 53rd Street
This house at 53-02 Flushing Avenue (aka 60-11 53rd Street) was found to be carved up into SROs in October 2005.
Then the owners were cited multiple times for failing to vacate and repair the property.
By July 2006, the property was vacant. It has stayed that way since, with the occasional squatter having taken up temporary residence now and then.
You can levy fines until kingdom come, but forcing someone to fix up their property is a different story. The sad thing is at one time this was probably a nice-looking house. It may have even had an open porch. It's listed as a legal 2-family.