Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Familiar excuses from DSNY
From CBS 2:
A Brooklyn block has been turned into a junkyard where public parking spaces are filled with wrecked and damaged cars.
Calls to 311 went unanswered. So CBS2 demanded answers and got action.
A frustrated Sheepshead Bay resident took CBS2’s Political Reporter Marcia Kramer on a tour of his block. He said he and his neighbors have been unable to park in public spaces for years because they’re filled with junked cars, like one with no motor and no doors. He said more than 40 to 50 calls to the city for help have fallen on deaf ears.
“They say they’re going to send somebody out… but no one shows up,” he said.
The block was filled with damaged cars and apparent attempts to beat the system by leaving cars on the streets with no license plates or registrations scraped off.
Kramer demanded answers from the owners of the nearby auto body shops and called both the Department of Sanitation and the NYPD. There were a lot of excuses, she reported.
This happens in EVERY neighborhood where there is an auto body shop. It would seem that Sanitation would make a gold mine off this issue but they'd rather send out bogus tickets to homeowners for gum wrappers that blow onto residential property. What a shame.