Saturday, June 30, 2018

Aftermath of deadly fire is another tragedy

From CBS 2:

Trash can be seen on the lawn, over the fence and in a tree around the house on 252nd Street in Bellerose.

“We were expecting it to be gone by like soon, and it’s still sitting there,” neighbor Sandra Cyril told Bauman in an exclusive interview.

The home caught fire 10 days ago. Eight firefighters were hospitalized, and the 82-year-old woman living there alone was killed.

“I feel so bad for her. She had no one,” said resident Jacqueline Pilosi. “But it sucks for us, too.”

Pilosi’s house next door is perfectly manicured up to the dividing line on their shared driveway. She spent the last week and a half pleading with the city for help.

“311, when we found out the front room was filled with fecal matter, said we can’t do anything about it, it’s inside private property,” she told Bauman.

The Pilosis said they have been trying to talk to the person who inherited the property from their neighbor, but he lives out of state and hasn’t told them when it will be cleaned up and what’s taking so long.


georgetheatheist said...

So? Neighbors, spend around $50 and go to Home Depot and get some oversized blue tarps and spread them over the stinking pile. I'm sure the heir will reimburse you for this pittance.

Anonymous said...

311 was designed to get the heat of the elected officials.

Use it as a formality, then call every elected official (and their little minions in the local community board and borough hall) in the community, share their stonewalling the community via social media and the the press and TV.

Anonymous said...

Why aren't the police ticketing them? That would get someone to act.

Anonymous said...

Call animal control and say there are rats? Would that get action?

Anonymous said...

Just another queens horror story. What a shame that the city can't declare the home a health hazard, clean it up, and charge the owner. SMH

Anonymous said...

Declare it the Mexican border. You will get plenty of attention from the Queens Demorats.

Anonymous said...

More of these to come folks-- many more. There is a whole generation of old alone women in hoarder houses all over Queens. Just saying.