Sunday, November 22, 2015
Nothing illegal about hanging dead fish outside
From CBS 2:
Something fishy is going on in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn – and some residents say it stinks so much they have been calling 311 to complain.
As CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported Friday, a line of half-wrapped dead fish is hanging on the roof of a home in the neighborhood, and many neighbors are not pleased.
“Sure it smells — especially at that time when they hang it in the back, so I tell them all the time, but they don’t listen to nobody,” said neighbor Sal Felse.
CBS2’s Gainer did not smell anything on Friday. But neighbors along the stretch of 64th Street said it is worse when the weather is warmer.
But the stench is not the biggest concern.
“Rodents and insects — it’s very unsanitary,” one neighbor said.
“That side — they used to get mice,” another said. “I don’t know if they still do.”
Neighbors said the residents have been hanging fish on the roof for a long time. CBS2 caught up with the homeowner outside, who rents out the two apartments inside.
When asked if she would take the fish down, the woman said, “I don’t know.” But she does not speak much English, so CBS2 went to another neighbor’s house to translate.
“She says she doesn’t want to talk about it,” the neighbor said.