We have all seen this shit, especially in communities of color and ESPECIALLY in heavily immigrant population communities like Queens, you know the worlds borough of CRAP. Yards completely cemented over in front of houses, illegal parking pad put in, with sometimes numerous vehicles and illegal curb cuts. Not only does all of this make your block look like ghetto shit, but it also causes much flooding, especially during heavy rains, where water has no place to go except onto the streets and flood our already taxing sewer system.
The problem is many people do not know what to do about this or where to file a complaint, since this city loves to hide everything on the shitty 311 website and calling them, you have a 50-50 chance of getting some stupid knucklehead that does not know anything or doesn’t really want to work. And some people do not which ones are legal, meaning they got a permit from DOB and which ones are not. The majority of them are illegal and you can pretty much tell if a car is directly in front of the damn house or squeezed in, it is illegal. But file it anyway and let DOB determine if it is legal or not. Make them work for their money.
So here are two ways to file those complaints. As usual do it regularly and OFTEN. BUT YOU HAVE TO PLAY, you cannot just look at it and bitch. SO START FILING NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS. Don’t bother with you city council member, you will have better luck finding a unicorn.
REPORT THIS BULLSHIT of illegal parking pads/driveways:
REPORT ILLEGAL CURB CUTS: