"I'm writing on behalf of my Mother.
After numerous complaints with NYC since 1959 when my parents bought their house in Queens Village, in 2006 finally the tree in front of their home was removed.
The problem since then has been no curb, a hole & damaged sidewalk which was caused by the removal.
Making a dangerous & unsanitary condition worse, there is a nursing home at the top of the block. Private Sanitation picks up their garbage, after the garbage is removed, they hose down the area to remove any waste that might have leaked, which in theory is great, but the run off produces a pond/pool in the hole in front of the house. This occurs when it rains too.
Aside from the smell, it is extremely unsanitary, unsafe and unsightly.
In April 2016, I contacted Senator Tony Avella's office, who acted quickly on our behalf and sent 3 letters on April 14th to:
1) Hon Polly Trottenberg Commissioner Dept of Transportation.....
2) Hon Mary Travis Bassett,MD Commissioner Dept of Health.....
3) Hon Mitchell Silver Commissioner of Dept of Parks.
I waited for a reply, which never came.
I contacted Senator Avella again, and he sent follow up letters to each them on June 21, 2016.
On July 7, 2016 I received a letter from Senator Avella.
REPLY FROM DOT:
The DOT informed him they will inspect the curb. The location will be added to the curb list for repair on a future curb only contract. At this time they are awaiting a curb contract. However, DOT at that time will also inspect the sidewalk for any defects.
If I understand correctly, nothing will get inspected/done until they get a contract.
To date, there has been no reply from The Dept of Health or The Dept of Parks.
Senator Avella has done all he can do.
Can you help?" - anonymous