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Slobs in the hood

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Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2013 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

Your Aug. 29 article about the failure of any city or federal agency to maintain that area alongside the Addabbo Bridge was very welcome and nicely done, but left out a few important items (“Blight by the bay-Garbage piles up on bay front site,” South Queens edition).

On the other side of the boulevard (the west side-southbound lanes) is a stretch from 165th Avenue to the foot of the bridge that is used, mainly, by people parking to fish off the bridge or along the adjacent shoreline. There is a sidewalk and about 10 feet of weeds and a well-maintained fence. The weeds are cut, it seems, when they get about three feet high (by the National Park Service, I think) but the slobs parking there seem to feel free to leave all their garbage behind when they leave.

The other side of the boulevard is also plagued by this epidemic of people who abuse the neighborhood that they are guests in. I walk my dog there and have seen parents instructing their kids to empty all the garbage from their cars and “just throw it over by the fence!”

These pigs would not appreciate people leaving garbage along the streets where they live, so why do they feel free to do it here?

Stephen Mukofsky
Howard Beach

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