3421 Indian Queen Lane Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A house on the block is breeding dogs and is keeping 12 puppies outside in their backyard all day and night. They have been out there at least 3 weeks already. The puppies have no shelter and were huddling together under a charcoal grill this morning in the rain. When the mother is occasionally outside with them she barks non-stop if we so much as open our back door, which constantly wakes up our son when napping or sleeping. The smell of urine and feces is terrible and we have barely been able to enjoy our backyard this summer with our children. There is a large bowl of food out there that I would assume would attract rats and other critters. There are also at least 3 large dogs in the house.
Division Street Philadelphia, pA
For a month there has been a growing hole in the middle of the street. The Water Department came twice and put a hazard cone and then hazard barricade over the hole. The hole is getting larger and surrounding asphalt is weaking and no one has been out to fix it.
3628 Calumet Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Calumet St. Bridge is one way coming up from Ridge. People constantly ignore the DO NOT ENTER signs and cross the bridge illegally. Sometimes they make a mad dash down Calumet like driving fast makes it OK. Sometimes they turn down Skidoo St. unaware or indifferent to pedestrians ready to step off the bridge. Half the time those ignorant people are on the phone and not paying any attention. The police haven't ticketed anyone that I have seen in months. Are they going to wait until someone is hit? The close calls happen on a regular basis and are very scary. Since the police don't enforce the DO NOT ENTER signs, maybe the walls can be cut down to make pedestrians visible.
3585 3569, and 3547 Indian Queen Ln, Philadelphia, PA
Each of these properties have excessive overgrown weeds in the front. Not only is it ugly, effecting the appearance of the neighborhood, but also traps trash and attracts rodents.
14 VotesFix it! Voted!3523 Sunnyside St Philadelphia, PA 19129, USA
As reported by a neighbor- the property is a danger as well as an eyesore:
Since 2006, the jungle has continued to grow uncontrollably. It has gotten so bad that several neighbors have taken matters into their own hands and planted a make-shift garden in front of this house to mask part of this eyesore.
Beyond being a bad neighbor and an eyesore, the situation is dangerous. The front porch is rotted completely through in sections and it is not a matter of will it collapse but when will it collapse. We hope it's not when our Mailman is delivering mail. I spent a day cutting ferns down with a saw because they were too thick to cut with clippers. The ferns had grown over to my property line and were completely blocking the sidewalk. The ones I couldn't reach are almost out to the street level. When train commuters walk up Sunnyside Ave. they need to walk in the street to get past the overgrowth and away from the bees. This creates a dangerous situation because many R6 commuters also drive up Sunnyside Ave, and now you have people walking in the street with cars speeding by.
The front of the propertydoesn't hold a candle to the back of the property. The back yard 3523 Sunnyside Ave poses a health hazard and a safety hazard to the neighboring residents. The yard has been allowed to grow exponentially and encroach on all the neighboring properties. The yard from 3523 is so overgrown it no longer drains and is now full of standing water. We can no longer use our yard (3521) without being attacked by mosquitoes at any time of the day. Particularly strange since my yard is 100% concrete. We have also had several incidents where we've found ticks on ourselves after being in our yard. With Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus being such a concern, do you think I could contact the Health Department since L & I has proven to be yet another dead end?
The trees inn the back of 3523 are well over 50 feet tall and rotted. I have a skylight in my kitchen in an odd location. The previous owners disclosed that they installed the skylight only after one of the trees from the back yard of 3523 rotted and fell through the kitchen roof. If one of these giant trees falls, it will likely damage or destroy several of the neighboring properties. You can easily see the magnitude of this problem by viewing an aerial image of 3523 from Google earth or Bing, I live in constant fear that one of these giant dying trees will fall on my house; or, his house will set the forest behind his home on fire since the kitchens are located in the rear of our homes and the overgrowth is growing right up into the exterior of his kitchen wall, and has now overtaken the roof as well.
19 VotesFix it! Voted!6222-6238 Pennsylvania 4003 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Has been a dangerous construction site for weeks, now impassible on foot—no sidewalk what so ever as a dumpster is now on what was once the sidewalk + the street. Pedestrians now have to walk into the very busy Wissahickon Avenue to get through. It's a mess.
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7 VotesFix it! Voted!3610 Fisk Avenue Philadelphia, PA
Residents let their dogs deficate in their back patio area and do not clean it up for long periods of time. It smells awful. They also keep their trash cans and recycling cans in front of their house and have been doing so for the past few months.
East Falls Philadelphia, PA
This is a rampant problem in this neighborhood. There is at least 1 theft from a vehicle per week (I get an email notification with police reports in the area). I myself was a victim and the police do absolutely nothing about it. They didn't even come out, they just take the report over the phone. Something needs to be done. Maybe a community watch? Or just enough people making noise to get something done!