Acknowledged by: Albany, NY

Saint Peter's Hospital employees are making a mess in front of local businesses Acknowledged

579 New Scotland Ave Albany, NY Show on Map Hide Map
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Civic Points: 1280

Issue ID:

3301635

Submitted To:

City of Albany

Category:

Code Violations

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Neighborhood:

New Scotland

Reported:

on

Tagged:

sidewalk

Description

Ever since St. Peter's made a policy of "no smoking" on hospital grounds, their employees have been crossing the street to smoke under the canopies of the businesses along New Scotland Avenue. In doing so, they drop their cigarette butts and gum all over the sidewalk. The business owners have complained to Saint Peter's to no avail.

This is not only a health hazard for residents walking along the sidewalk and having to breathe cigarette smoke, but going in and out of any business is also unpleasant. The clouds of smoke hover, and customers should not have to be exposed to this unpleasantness. It wasn't so bad when the policy began but this winter dozens of smokers congregated regularly in front of Subway, and yesterday the sidewalks were a disgrace.

I suggest the city make a NO SMOKING area from the corner of New Scotland at South Manning, to New Scotland at West Lawrence. Punishable by a fine.

Saint Peter's has a responsibility to create a smoking area for their employees. Their problem should not compromise taxpaying businesses.

also asked...
Q. What type of violation are you reporting? Please select one of the following options:
A. Unsanitary conditions
Q. If "other" please describe here:
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