Friday, April 25, 2014
North Flushing parking fiasco
Some months ago there were postings on Queens Crap about cars being parked on the sidewalks in Queens. It saddens me to send you some photos taken over the last twelve months, the most recent photo taken a couple of days ago, of cars being parked in front of a multi-family home at 165-12 and 165-14 Crocheron Avenue, North Flushing, Queens. Although the attached homes have driveways on either side, there are cars parked in the front yards and sidewalk every day. Most of the time the cars are parked on “private property” and they have probably escaped being issued parking violations by the Police Department. On other days, the cars are partially blocking the sidewalk. You will also notice in the photos that one of the homes has paved over their small “green space” while the other half of the attached home allows parking on overgrown weeds in the spring/summer and mud bearing tires marks in the fall/winter months. It may interest you to know that a gracious one family Tudor style home was torn down some years ago to construct the current multi-family dwelling that allows cars to be parked in their front yards and sidewalk. It is my opinion that not only is the homeowner(s) breaking the law by allowing cars to be parked in the front yards and sidewalk, but they are being disrespectful and inconsiderate to the community of North Flushing, whose residents take pride in maintaining their homes and property. I wonder, is the homeowner collecting “rent” from these cars? All of these cars belong parked in the street and driveway and not in front yards and sidewalks!
I strongly urge the Department of Buildings to please inspect this property and all other properties in Queens that face a similar situation.
Thank you –
Concerned homeowner in North Flushing