Thursday, August 28, 2014

Please clean up the yuck

Hi QC, here's a forward of an email I sent to Forest Hills Gardens Corporation:
---------- Forwarded message ----------

Date: Aug 26, 2014 4:12 PM
Subject: Smelly, stinky, sticky, sickening sidewalks of Austin Street
To: fhgcemail@aol.com

Hello,
I am writing to your organization to let you know about the horrible conditions on Austin Street.

The sidewalks on Austin Street have leakage from trash bags. These stains are smelly and sticky. In front of Chipotle restauraunt (70- 30 Austin St.) And the mall at 70-19 Austin St. I passed theses stains around 1pm today, what a stench. I don't want to step in that and track the rotting matter into my car or home. This environment discourages patronage of Austin street businesses. Even worse, it encourages rodents, roaches, causes allergies and is a growth area for mold and food borne bacteria such as Salmonella and Listeria.

This is more than the first time I witnessed this condition here and at other locations on Austin St. I am appalled that this condition exists ant where in NYC.Businesses should be putting their trash out in leak proof, rat proof, containers. Any leakage should be cleansed as soon as the business opens. I have attatched pictures of these sidewalks.Thanks for taking the time to help keep Forest Hills beautiful and vibrant. -Joe

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Joe, The FH Gardens has nothing to do with Austin Street. It's the building owner who is responsible for scrubbing their sidewalks clean. In this case, Chipotle and the landlord are both guilty and sanitation should give them a summons.

Anonymous said...

The manager was told numerous times to clean up his sidewalk but he never does. Sanitation needs to get involved.

Anonymous said...

When there isn't a back alley high density residential areas and commercial districts like this should kill a parking spot or two per block to put in a beautified dumpster.

Anonymous said...

Complain to Karen Koslowitz's office. She'll have the DOE fund boys on it. Stat.

Joe Moretti said...

It is crap like this that if goes unchecked turns communities to crap eventually. Between this, the deli on that street with the dirty ripped up awning and that building site it is just the beginning. If you don't think your community can eventually get bad, take a look at all the once nice communities of Queens that have become third world drek. Sure it won't happen over night, but if all these little quality of life issues continues, then a neighborhood deteriorates.

This is Melinda Katz's home, why is she allowing such bullshit. If she allows this in her community, do you think she gives two shits about yours.

This city really does not seem to give a shit compared to most large cities in the country.

Roger said...

It looks like every sidewalk in New York City.

We're Queens - We Can't Have Nice Things said...

Go to their Facebook page and post a bad review with a ONE STAR RATING!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chipotle/157434374273951

You can't include the url of this page but you can refer people to Queens Crap.

Then go to Yelp and do the same.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/chipotle-forest-hills.

But not until you've finished reading today's QC posts!

That's the beauty of the Internet - many companies now ignore emails to customer service but FB and Yelp review are taken seriously and usually responded to fairly quickly!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the FH Gardens Corp has absolutley zero to do with this situation and probably tossed your letter right away. Austin Street is not in FH Gardens. Try complaining to someone who has the power and authority to do something about it.

Anonymous said...

The grocery store with the ripped awning will be closing this week. The landlord doubled his rent so was only given 6 months to leave. He didn't bother replacing the awning as it would have been a big waste of money. A restaurant will be going in soon so that corner will get a new neater look.

Anonymous said...

The Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce is aware of the sidewalk condition by Chipotle. The DOE Fund cleaners could power wash the sidewalk , but Chipotle would have to pay for the service.

Anonymous said...

This is why service alleys, like in many large cities, are a good idea. The issue always was that NYC real estate prices were always so high, the land is too valuable to facilitate them.

Anonymous said...

Since there isn't a place to stick in an alley they should kill one parking spot per block. Maybe that spot serves fifteen people per day. But a dumpster that seals shut so all the businesses have a place to put their trash without blockading and stinking up the sidewalk would improve conditions for thousands.

Joe Moretti said...

Did my share of posting on Yelp and their facebook page, plus posted that nasty photo on Yelp. This is what needs to happen with establishments that do not take care of their places and on local leader's Facebook pages as well. Good job Crapper!

Anonymous said...

Imagine what the kitchen looks like.........

Anonymous said...

Wow! Flu Shing summer special soup comes to Austin St.Guess the joy is spreading.Vibrant! Diverse! Stinky! (Oops, didn't want to get into politics and personalities.)

Anonymous said...

This isn't an Austin Street exclusive. All over our city this is happening, as the Sanitation Dept. looks the other way.

Disgusting City.