8 VotesFix it! Voted!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.
3458-3460 Division Street Philadelphia, PA
There has been a car parked on the sidewalk in front of 3458 and 3460 for 10 days. Polled the neighboring houses and no one knows who left the car there. This is a constant issue with college groups and young adults renting houses in East Falls and disrespecting homeowners. Police will be informed. Pictures attached.
3692 Calumet St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
There's two residents of Calumet St. who have taken parking way beyond inconsiderate and into a public nuisance. William Gadziala who lives at 3711 Calumet St (and also owns the junkyard adjacent lots) keeps 3 rusted, dilapidated vehicles parked in the street. He intentionally parks them just far enough apart so that another vehicle can't fit between them while still taking up the maximum amount of space in the street so no one can park near his house. These cars are nothing but junk placeholders and they haven't moved in years. He also keeps the entire 45' length of the empty lots marked off as no parking even though the lots are not used as a driveway. The color, make, model and licence plates of his vehicles are:
-Red, Dodge Dakota truck, YHL-2265
-Red, Chevrolet unknown car, FVZ-3728
-Black Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport car, EGD-5643
Bob Hendry who lives at 3692 Calumet St. (house is in the name of Diane Steinberg) pulls a similar parking gimmick. Bob parks FIVE cars in the street, 3 of them are junk cars that are nothing more than placeholders. He parks all five cars in a single file line, and just like Bill across the street he strategically spaces them as far apart as possible without leaving enough room for another car to fit. But Bob does this to reserve himself a parking spot for the one car he actually drives. When he wants to park, he pulls the middle car all the way up so it creates a parking spot behind it. Think about that logic... He's willing to keep 3 junk cars in the street for the sole purpose of reserving himself a parking spot in front of his house... Again, these cars have not moved in years except for a few feet to create a parking spot. The color, make and model of his vehicles are:
-Blue Dodge Ram truck, YGL-7938
-Red Oldsmobile unknown, FWP-8444
-Gold Chrysler Town & Country van, FDJ-4562
-Blue Ford Escort station wagon, HFR-3236
-Blue Nissan Altima car, HLV-7312
Most of these vehicles that Bill and Bob own would never pass a legitimate state inspection, yet curiously they have new inspection stickers every year. More than likely they "make a deal" with a local garage to get current inspection stickers so they can renew their East Falls parking permits.
It's expected that parking will be difficult when you live in a city, but you don't expect to be intentionally sabotaged by your neighbors. These guys are very crafty and calculated. It is not an exaggeration when I say they take up at least 20 parking spots on Calumet St. Walk down and see for yourself if you're skeptical. Their parking nuisance is an absolute slap in the face to all of their Calumet St and East Falls neighbors and something needs to be done to get their junk vehicles off our street.
3451 Tilden St Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Color: Dark Green
Model: Subaru SVX
PA Plate #: HWS6745
The vehicle is parked in front of house addressed 3451 Tilden St. We have lived on the block for a full year and the car has not moved once. The car has accumulated multiple tickets over time. It is an eye sore and takes up parking on the street that could be used by residents who use their vehicles.
Please help us by removing this vehicle from our community!
3601 W Earlham St Philadelphia, PA 19129, USA
I would like for the students at Philadelphia University to stop throwing their trash out along Gypsy Lane as they walk back to their school. Please respect our neighborhood. As college kids, they should know better. How do I know its them. The water bottles say, Philadelphia University on them. If that does not point a finger...
Wissahickon Bike Trail Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
12/27/2014 The upper section of the paved Wissahickon Bike Trail, from Rittenhousetown Lane down to Forbidden Drive, is covered with leaves, compost, and gravel.
Does Philly Parks and Rec perform ANY routine maintenance on the Wissahickon Bikeway?
4 VotesFix it! Voted!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.