First Ave. And Saint Marks St. New York, NY - East Village
@kenstanek received a ticket for not riding in the 1st Ave Bike Lane. These tickets have never held up in court and are part of a citywide crackdown on cycling in NYC. Police told Mr. Stanek they are specifically targeting bicycles.
Tot Lot Argyle Road brooklyn, NY - City Council District 40
The neighborhood Tot Lot is starting to fill up with adults unaccompanied by children, which is a violation of city law. Additionally, since more adults have been in the Tot Lot, an area reserved for toddlers, other small children and their caregivers, there has been a major uptick in cigarette butts, glass bottles, and trash thrown everywhere. This is creating a very unsafe environment for small children. The Tot Lot should be swept and locked at night, as it was previously.
386 Rugby Rd Brooklyn, NY 11226, USA - City Council District 40
John's Bakery's garbage is out of control. Every weekend, especially by Sunday morning the commercial bin is overflowing with garbage so that by Sunday night the sidewalk is filled with cardboard boxes and broken garbage bags. The hauler comes at 1:00 in the morning and then two days later the garbage is overflowing out of the commercial bin again. I have seen sanitation agents there chatting with the owner and ignoring the situation.
1 To 80 Mott St New York, NY 10013, USA - Lower East Side
MANYcars with parking permits have parked ILLEGALLY for years, Mon-Fri, at the same metered locations on lower Mott Street using a Court Officer and NYPD and Corrections parking permits. That's not a typo - this illegal parking has gone on for YEARS!!! Aside from the blight, NYC loses more than $50-million a year in parking meter revenue from government employee commuters abusing their parking permits - That's about a 1/2-BILLION dollars lost since Bloomberg's been in office. NYPD Traffic Enforcement (212) 233-0878) was contacted and the cars have been documented - please note this is EVERY working day. 'Can't run a city or a business like that. Councilmember Margaret Chin has walked by illegally parked cars all the time in Chinatown but she's more concerned right now with a double tax, the Business Improvement District and also getting tourists arrested for scoring knock-offs on Canal Street.
16 Morningside Ave new York, NY - Morningside Heights
Today beginning at around 6 PM, a group of a dozen or so older adolescents began riding motor bikes up and down Morningside Avenue between 123rd Street and 116th Street. They did not wear helmets, they had no license plates. They rode at very, very high speeds, did "wheelies," and one of them rode on the sidewalk at several points. They disturbed everyone around with their noise and prevented people from enjoying the park. The police were not in evidence for reasons that I do not understand. This went on for around forty-five minutes.
7th Ave & 115th St New York, NY - Harlem
My wife and I were riding north on 7th Avenue, in the left lane in preparation for a left turn on 116th St. A police car came up behind us and announced through the loudspeaker, "Get in the bike lane. Ride in the bike lane, not the traffic lanes." I signaled a left turn and the officer seemed to get it. He may have also noticed the numerous vehicles (including a police car) parked in the bike lane. Clearly the NYPD still does not understand NYC traffic laws.
30 West 181 Street bronx ny 10453 - University Heights
we are suffering as we do not have hot water and heat for the last 3 days and night.
we have 4 small children
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90 Morningside Avenue New York, NY 10027, USA - Morningside Heights
The ice cream truck blares its jingle non-stop for hours on end, including when it is parked.
This is illegal and should be stopped. No other business blares its advertisements over the neighborhood!
The truck's information:
License plate: 82921 JZ / New York
Call 311 next time he's out there for hours!
665 9 Ave New York, NY 10036 - Clinton
Every winter, especially on the coldest days and when the season commences, we are not sure if we will wake up to heat or hot water. Many days we have had to forfeit a shower and had to use space heaters (causing our electric bill to surge). Since we have no super in our building and management refuses to give us his phone number, we are just at the whim of any given day. The super blames the restaurant below us, accusing them of turning off the switch but somehow they never rectify this situation. The boiler has been "repaired" repeatedly but never seems to work. So far this week we have had no heat or hot water on 2 different days and nights. Since it's the weekend and the management office is closed we are hosed!
Vaquita Cheese Factory - 1307 Foster Avenue Brooklyn, NY - City Council District 40
From one street away, I hear children (crying from the apartments above) awakened by the very loud truck deliveries going in and out of this cheese factory (metal clanging ramps, handtrucks, barrels etc.), which happen anytime from 4-6am.
1) Also, I cannot find any official records of appropriate safety measures taken, in the construction of this factory (for the various production and processing machines that are running here throughout the night).
Amongst other concerns, the buildings boilers have not been approved by the DOB.
2) This business is a Cheese Factory masquerading as a storefront in a residential/commercial area ie. not an Industrial Zoned (factory) area.
I believe the business may be calling itself retail/storefront, but there is no storefront, cash register or display cases/fridges. If you go in with the 'exact' change they will cut off a piece of cheese for you(?).
3) Deliveries of materials for mass cheese production are between 4-6am, again, in a Residentially Zoned Area—above the Cheese Factory are 3 floors of apartments, housing various non-american immigrants who may be afraid to complain.