Two well-known area vagrants...ambled off the block after authorities forced them out of the Howard Beach house that area residents said has been a haven for prostitution, drug dealing, violence and other crimes for the past two years.
Vice cops from the 106th Precinct and Queens District Attorney’s Office investigators, performing a nuisance abatement around 9 p.m., booted Amanda Miller, 38, and Logan Gruntz, 33, from the troubled house on 95th Street between 159th and 160th avenues, padlocked the front door and placed bright official stickers on it declaring the edifice closed by court order.
And not a moment too soon, according to one neighbor who asked that his identity not be revealed.
“Business was booming [last Thursday],” he noted, referring to johns frequenting the house. “I counted five cars within an hour and a half.”
Court records show that Miller is currently facing outstanding cases for prostitution and larceny.
The neighbor said the house began to decay after Superstorm Sandy hit and the house’s original owner, Maria Savinetti, moved away.