Crappy I have a real crap story for you.All summer a homeless man and woman had set up camp on the LIE pedestrian overpass at Mazeau St.in Maspeth.They had a pitbull that was scaring people and there were fights with other dogs.The 104 Pct. community affairs officers talked them into surrendering the dog to a rescue group and tried talking them into moving to a shelter.They wanted to remain together so they declined the offer.In July a woman was robbed of her money and phone on Mazeau Street near the overpass at 2:30 in the afternoon but could not identify the robbers just that it was a man and woman.We later found out the woman on the overpass has an arrest record in Florida.
In the begining of August the garbage and vodka bottles and other trash was accumulating on the overpass but the best was the crap.They had been crapping on the overpass along the fence and also throwing down to the ground level their plastic bags of crap.The temps had been in the 90's and the crap was cooking in the heat and a home was close by.
I called 311 on 8/5 and they said that NYCDOT will handle it.A few days later I get an emai saying it's not their job and I should call NYSDOT.Calls were made to local politicians Finally on 8/21 Dept.of Homeless Services long with Sanitation Dept.cleaned the garbage and crap and offered the couple shelter.
They were gone one week and then came back and set up camp at the same location and yes the crap is flying again.
This overpass is used by people of all ages and they don't feel safe crossing with these two living there.What the city will do we don't know.