Friday, October 28, 2016
Whitestone neighbors unhappy with meat dried outdoors
From Eyewitness News:
Chicken and pork, dried and seasoned, have been left hanging from a line in a backyard in Whitestone, Queens.
The home cured meat is causing a clash between neighbors on 7th Avenue, who say the tenants moved in a month ago and the meat went up about a week ago.
"All of a sudden, we had chicken and bacon hanging from the fence and awning next door to my house," said Eugene DiFolco, a Whitestone resident.
Residents say it's attracting flies and rats. They say thankfully the stench simmered down when the temperatures dropped.
"It's to eat. It's to eat for Chinese food," the homeowner said.
A woman at the home told me her family cures to meat to make traditional Chinese food.
The Health Department says in general this is legal if it's for personal consumption and if it does not become a nuisance to other residents.