4 VotesFix it! Voted!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.
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?
3519 Sunnyside Ave Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaThis home has been vacant for years with no regular maintenance performed. Home is completely overgrown creating a security and health risk (vermin, ticks, etc) for neighbors. Appealing property for squatters.
3517 Sunnyside Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaThis lot appears to be abandoned. The owners of the parcel are no longer maintaining. Completely overgrown, observed many ticks emanating from this yard, eyesore for the entire neighborhood.
3515 Sunnyside Ave Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaIn recent years, this home has fallen into complete disarray. the home appears abandoned with trash and debris piled up on the porch and in the yard. Suspicious dealings have been observed occurring the rear yard in plain sight. House is likely to attract squatters and is a security risk to other homes on this block.
3400 W School House Lane Philadelphia, PAWhen is the Streets Department going to do something about traffic on this roa? We have begged, we have pleaded. Today, I was doing the speed limit when a small red (of course) car passed me doing about 50. This is a double yellow lined no passing zone. At least install STOP signs on School House at Vaux and Apalogen. They won't deter the crazies but they might slow other people down. The speed limit is 25. 40+ is routine and there no sidewalks along part of this area making crossing the street mid-block if you are walking, both a necessity and a real adventure. Help! Streets Department, Councilman Jones. Please.
8 VotesFix it! Voted!3628 Calumet Street Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaThe 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, PAThere 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.
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!