Here are some pictures of a guy committing a crime. A nuisance crime, one that contributes to the problem of dirty streets. And sometimes it may be indicative of another issue -- those who live in (or rent) illegally converted apartments will often look for other places to dump their garbage so as not to attract attention. We recently got reports of a van pulling up and dumping household garbage by the Forest Park Co-Ops.
For most of us, the rules are simple. You place your garbage it in a bag, you tie up that bag, and you put it out in front of your house the night before your scheduled pickup. Your OWN house.
Here's someone that doesn't play by those rules. Basically, we were out taking pictures of recently erected No Parking Signs on 96th Street near 89th Avenue when we saw a guy drop a black bag of garbage on top of a pile of clear garbage bags outside of PS 306. It was done very casually, without much concern that anyone was watching.
It was done with the confidence of someone who has done this before.
Later, when we got home, we went back and looked at the first picture we took:
And we zoomed in on the guy walking down the street in the background -- and there he is, carrying a large garbage bag in his left hand and a smaller bag in his right hand. Please take note of the pile of clear garbage bags that he's going to be passing soon.
Now take a look at this guy -- the large garbage bag has been dropped (you can see it on the pile) and he's switched the small bag to his other hand.
Here's his bag -- mixed in with the rest of PS 306's garbage. Someone else has added a black garbage bag to the pile.
We've heard complaints from residents of 96th Street that the school leaves their garbage out constantly -- it's a source of irritation to the residents on the block and will be addressed. The way it is piled around the hydrant is also a concern.
But we've also heard that other people -- such as this dolt -- use the constant presence of garbage at the location as an invition to add to the mess.
If the folks on this street were wondering who was adding to this unsightly mess -- look no further. Here's your man.
Note: This creep's face has been blurred for this post -- the pictures we pass along to DSNY will not be blurred. We don't know if DSNY will be able to fine this guy based on this evidence -- but if you live in the area and know this guy -- tell him that what he's been doing is completely unacceptable.
This is just one of the issues the Woodhaven Residents' Block Association works on -- if you live in this community, you can be part of the solution by becoming a member. Our next Woodhaven Town Hall meeting is this Saturday, February 18th, 1 PM at the Woodhaven Volunteer Ambulance Corps (78-15 Jamaica Avenue). We hope to see you there.
UPDATE: The result of illegal dumping -- a nasty mess in the street. This jerk dumped his garbage on the weekend -- this was the scene on Monday.