Friday, June 16, 2017
Spike strips cause controversy in Kew Gardens
From CBS 2:
As CBS2’s Jessica Layton reported, residents want to know why spike strips have been installed leading up to their front door.
The six-story building in a pleasant Kew Gardens neighborhood seemed like the perfect place for Katerina Masheeva to raise her kids. But now, the strips of spikes have raised serious concerns for her family and others in the building.
“It’s sharp, yes; it’s dangerous, yes,” Masheeva said.
There is now a double line of spike strips, each several feet long, just installed on both concrete ledges leading up to the apartments on 118th Street.
“I’ve seen a lot of, you know, hostile architecture over the last 20 years or so that it pops up more and more frequently, and this is just the most vile type that I’ve seen,” said Dan Irving.
“The woman that was just passing by said it looks very prison-like,” said Jessica Gomez.
(Check out the thug that slapped the camera.)