Friday, July 17, 2015

Company advertises illegally all over Fresh Meadows

From the Times Ledger:

State Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Fresh Meadows) is calling on the city Department of Sanitation to address illegal advertising throughout Fresh Meadows.

In a letter dated July 13 to Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, Rozic requested an investigation and immediate removal of unsolicited commercial ads posted across Fresh Meadows detailing sewer cleaning services.

Residents informed Rozic’s office of a sudden increase in ads being posted illegally on city streetlights and lampposts by Liberty Developer USA, Inc., a company in South Ozone Park.

The sticker ads listing a telephone number for a “24 hours sewer service” can be found in residential areas between 164th Street and 188th Street from the Long Island Expressway to Union Turnpike.

Jim Gallagher, president of the Fresh Meadows Homeowners Association, said residents were “totally disgusted” by the ads.

He said he thinks multiple people were involved and that it took place at night.

“It gives you an address of a two-family house in South Ozone Park, not too far from Aqueduct Race Track, so why is he coming all the way over here to advertise in that particular way?” Gallagher said. “It’s very hard for Sanitation to get them off because of the heavy glue that’s on the poster and when you take the glue off, off comes the paint. That’s no way of advertising.”

Liberty Developer hung up the phone when asked to comment.

13 comments:

Roger said...

One very hefty fine here might discourage future companies.

Anonymous said...

Taking advantage of flooding conditions, sewer backups, which occur in areas of Fresh Meadows....
this opportunistic company adds insult to injury by illegally offering their services. Fine the hell out of them!

Anonymous said...

Now what about the "Cash for Cars" posters that only list a phone number?

Anonymous said...

What kind of genius puts down their phone number on an illegal activity?

Chris Russo said...

A fine for each poster every 24 hours they remain. Won't be long before they are gone.

Anonymous said...

Sadly the fines remain unenforced for years because scumbags are scumbags.

The type of person that would deface the community will do all they can to avoid
acting in a responsible manner and paying thier fines.

Any questions? See the John Liu situation.

Anonymous said...

This is a City problem, not State, should be dealt with by Councilmember. Why is the Assembly member getting involved? Why isn't she involved in proposing solutions to real problems such as Albany's lack of campaign finance reforms, term limits, reviving the Moreland commission, etc...?

Rick D said...

The Department of Sanitation cannot and will not enforce the current law. If you contact 311 for illegal locksmith or gate stickers, or the Cash For Cars signs, you will never receive a definite confirmation of the final results from the Environmental Control Board.

Of course, that's assuming that DOS actually followed through with their investigation in the first place.

Anonymous said...

Political junk mail Everyday in your mailbox is OK because?
Fine your local elected Thief politician for unwanted mail
Good luck with that.

Anonymous said...

Why won't DOS do something about all these signs that have been up for years even after it's reported to 311?I called the Cars for Cash number to complain and it says it's mailbox is full.
How about all the people who never recycle and just take all their trash to the corner trash basket and cause them to overflow? The DOS will give a fine though to the homeowner or storeowner if a piece of paper just blew on their property. I guess their inspectors just go after the easy ones.

Anonymous said...

you can't ticket and fine unless you catch them doing it. saying its the competition doing it for bad publicity is enough reasonable doubt.

Anonymous said...

These sewer service stickers are pasted on many lampposts in Forest Hills too. I tried removing them with a razor blade and it's very difficult. Why won't the city impose fines on these people? There's something terribly wrong with our city gov't.

Anonymous said...

We are working with special tools to kill these signs as well as many other signs since Jan 2015 all over Union, Hillside, Springfield, Francis Lewis, Vanderbilt Overpasses etc. Need help!