Sunday, November 13, 2011
Forest Hills trash house
From the Times Ledger:
The city has fined a negligent property owner over his decrepit Forest Hills home a dozen times, and although neighbors said the rat-filled abode has only gotten worse, city inspectors have said it is up to snuff several times.
Maria Franco lives next door to 93-07 69th Ave., a home which she said has been used as a dumping ground by its owner for decades.
“This is 25 years now it has been vacated, but they just been throwing garbage into the house all those years,” she said. “From the floor to the ceiling.”
Curtains obscure the broken front windows of the house, but bags of garbage can be seen bulging against the fabric from the inside.
Just inside the back door, as Franco said, the garbage is literally stacked from the floor to the ceiling.
An orange shopping cart, a car tire, luggage and old speakers are just some of the dusty items stacked up just inside the back door.