Saturday, June 25, 2016
Questions raised about use of Bayside house
From the Queens Chronicle:
Chadney Spencer, the president of the Northwest Bayside Civic Assocation, is very concerned about one of the houses in the area his group represents. At 202-12 32 Ave., he said, as many as 25 children may be living there.
“Every morning at 7:42 a.m., around 18 or 20 children are walking in front of my house in a double-file line,” said Spencer, who lives nearby. When the Chronicle pressed the doorbell of the house in an attempt to speak with someone who lives at the property, dozens of small pairs of shoes could be seen inside the house.
Recently, the civic leader approached the group when they were walking into the house after school to find out more about them and why they were living there.
“Eventually, a lady came up and the lady comes out and says, ‘Yes, can I help you?’” Spencer said.
After 30 to 45 minutes of conversation, during which Spencer said the woman had a defensive tone and did not answer Spencer’s question about how many children are living at the property, even though he asked it six times, she finally answered his question.
“She said, ‘Oh, their parents are traveling in Europe,’” Spencer said.
The three-story house, according to a Department of Buildings certificate of occupancy from 2005 — the most recent one — has two dwelling units. And according to city records, the property is owned by Shu Jing Cao and Cruz Figueroa Jr.
Neither of them could be reached for comment.