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Christopher Schaefer 4 Congress.Com

Rank: "Jane Jacobs" Civic Points: 29,865
  • 264 Howard Ave New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    Garbage toters have been left on the tree strip at 264 Howard Ave.
    I'm posting this at a little after 12 Noon on Thursday; trash was picked up Wednesday morning. Fine is $250 PER DAY.
    >>This property is a chronic offender.
    **ALSO NOTE: This is a single-family dwelling—yet they have 3 garbage toters.
    >>Has it been illegally sub-divided into multiple apartments?? (Last building permit pulled was to replace the porch deck. Yet I was inside that building not so long ago—and it was a complete shambles inside.)
    Owner is:
    Happy Day Holdings LLC [aka?] DIAMOND PROPERTIES MANAGEMENT LLC, 240 BUTLER STREET, HAMDEN, CT, 06517
    Agent: ATTORNEY GABRIEL H. CUSANELLI, 550 EAST MAIN ST, STE 31, BRANFORD, CT, 06405 http://www.concord-sots.ct.gov/CONCORD/online?sn=PublicInquiry&eid=9740
    Tax mailing address [per deed of 1/21/2016]: Happy Day Holdings LLC, [aka?] Corporation Service Company Inc. , 2711 Centerville Rd, Suite 400, Wilmington, DE 19808 https://www.searchiqs.com/ctnha/ImageViewerMP.aspx?CustomView=Search%20Results&SelectedDoc=L|1207063 Also see https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=4318300
    ***NOTE: Happy Day Holdings, LLC is NOT registered with the CT Secretary of State, so it is possible to “pierce the Corporate Veil” and go after the REAL owner—IF you can figure out who that is.
  • 314 Howard Ave New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    Garbage & recycling toters have been left on the tree strip at 314 Howard Ave.
    I'm posting this at 9 AM Monday; trash was picked up last Wednesday morning. Fine is $250 PER DAY. That’s a 5-day violation, so far = $1,250. Please enforce. (NOTE: This property is a CHRONIC violator.) Owner is
    SHEMESH LLC
    Tax assessor shows business address as 780 STATE STREET, NEW HAVEN, CT 06511
    CT Secretary of State shows “agent” as SANDMAN LAW GROUP LLC, 123 YORK STREET, SUITE 2B, NEW HAVEN, CT, 06511
    IMPORTANT NOTE: SHEMESH LLC has not filed a report with the Secretary of State since 2012. THEREFORE the city can “Pierce the corporate veil” and go after the REAL owner who is NISSAN SHEMESH, 1643 PRINCE DRIVE, CHERRY HILL, NJ, 08003
    Click "Search a business" tab here: http://www.ct.gov/sots/site/default.asp
  • 431 Greenwich Ave New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    Garbage & recycling toters have been left on the tree strip at 431-433 Greenwich Ave—along First Street side of building.
    I'm posting this at 8 AM Friday; trash was picked up Wednesday morning. Fine is $250 PER DAY. That’s a 2-day violation, so far = $500. Please enforce. (NOTE: This property is a CHRONIC violator.) Owner is OCEAN 70 LLC
    [aka OCEAN MANAGEMENT LLC]
    50 FITCH STREET, SUITE 206B
    NEW HAVEN, CT, 06515
    Collecting fines due for such violations is great way to keep our property taxes down on houses & cars! >>AND a way to make absentee landlords stay on top of their properties.
  • 383 Greenwich Ave New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    A large tree branch has fallen into the street in front of 383 Greenwich Avenue. Please remove.
  • 332 Howard Ave New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    (I sent the following email to city officials in the Building Dept & LCI:) TO: JTurcio@newhavenct.gov; GLBennett@newhavenct.gov;
    MRispoli@newhavenct.gov;
    fdamore@newhavenct.gov;
    RRamos@newhavenct.gov;
    Falvarado@newhavenct.gov;
    Jmoreno@newhavenct.gov;
    SUBJECT: 332 Howard Ave, no CO until rehabbed!!
    Please be aware that the new owner of 332 Howard Ave,
    whose name and residence is
    Jianchao Xu [aka “Nash Street LLP”]
    79 BETHANY FARMS RD
    Bethany, CT 06524
    Should NOT be given a Certificate of Occupancy [CO] until this building has been EXTENSIVELY rehabilitated.
    I personally inspected the interior when it recently was bank-owned and the interior is completely dilapidated and hazardous.
    In addition to walls, ceilings, etc. as well as rodent infestation, all MECHANICAL systems are in disrepair and not safe:
    Plumbing
    Electrical
    Heating
    ADDITIONALLY, there are innumerable building and Housing Code violations.
    According to the website, portal.viewpermit. com
    The last permit pulled for 332 HOWARD AV [i.e., that is viewable online] was on 8/8/2014 for “Siding : remove/replace wood siding as needed”
    >>ALSO please be aware that this new owner, Jianchao Xu has a NOTORIOUS reputation for NOT Complying with codes and of Utterly ignoring Orders by city officials to rectify problems.
    **See New Haven Independent article “House Call Paid On Dr. Landlord” published Nov 30, 2015.
    If you’re permitted to click links sent to your government email, here’s the article:
    http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/blake_street/
    ALSO enter his name, Jianchao Xu in the Independent’s search box for more.
    Your attention to this issue is greatly appreciated—not only by me, but also by my many neighbors!
    Thank you!
    Christopher Schaefer (Second Street)
  • 397 Greenwich Ave New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    Bulk pile on sidewalk; 397 Greenwich Ave
  • 281 Hallock Avenue New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    Computer monitor dumped on sidewalk, at railroad-wall side of Hallock Ave, between Lamberton & First St.
  • 87 1st St New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    2 mattresses & furniture dumped on First St., near intersection of Greenwich Ave.
  • 300 Howard Ave New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    A street sweeper went by my house today--and also last week. Even though this wasn't announced--no paper signs, no cars towed--this is a proactive way to save money $$. With regular sweeping, as weather permits, the storm sewer grates and drains get less clogged. Therefore the company that is subcontracted by the city to unclog these is needed less often. Plus the streets and neighborhoods look much nicer! Please keep it up.
  • 325 Greenwich Ave. New Haven, Connecticut - City Point
    Large pile of tires & furniture on tree strip in front of 325 Greenwich Ave.
  • 69 First St. New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    2 tires discarded on tree strip: First St., near Howard Ave
  • 24 First Street New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    furniture discarded on tree strip (along side of Tracy garage): First St, near intersection of Hallock AVENUE
  • 245 Hallock Avenue New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    Hallock AVENUE, near entrance to rail road yard, TV discarded on tree strip
  • 98 Second St. [Dead-End; Off Greenwich Ave.] New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    The security camera on rear of Betsy Ross School needs to be supplemented with an extra camera aimed at the Second St. dead-end, to stop the increase of illegal activity here. The school already has the security camera system; the city merely needs to add an extra camera--preferably with a min. of 4Mbps (4096kbps) of video data per second, for distance-clarity.
  • 98 Second Street New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    Pile of tires dumped at Second St. dead-end (off Greenwich Ave). The security camera on rear of Betsy Ross School needs to be supplemented with extra camera aimed at dead-end, to stop increase of illegal activity here.
  • 80 1st St. New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    There has been a HUGE pile of junk on the curb in front of 80 First St. (between Howard & Greenwich Ave) for over a week. I figured they had scheduled a bulk pickup, but after seeing the mess there for over a week, it seems that a pickup has not been scheduled, or perhaps they thought they had done so, but actually didn't. Whatever. Needs to be removed.
  • 92 2nd St New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    2 mattresses have been dumped against the fence, at the far end of the Second Street dead-end.
  • 90 Second St. New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    When the Second St. dead-end was created to build the Betsy Ross School, it created a drainage nightmare. Although it has 2 storm-drains/catch-basins, massive amounts of debris pile up there after each major storm, such that in only ONE month the catch-basin grates are covered and there is a huge pile of trash, decomposed leaves, etc.
    About 8 years ago I finally realized that it NEVER would be swept unless I raked the mess out the day before street-sweeping, set aside large branches and anything else too big for the sweeper, then spread the rest out with rake and shovel, up to the corner of Greenwich Ave., so it can be swept up. This requires the sweeper to go over it several times to get it all--which the driver of No. 115 did just now.
    So Thanks!
  • 422 Greenwich Ave New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    Thanks to the NEIGHBORS who spearheaded the effort to get THREE speedbumps installed on Greenwich Ave! And thank you, City of #NHV for FINALLY listening to taxpayers and installing them.
    This was a grassroots effort by several folks who live on Greenwich Ave. For their privacy, I’m not mentioning names, but all of us who live on or near Greenwich Ave. thank you!
    (Speedbump pictured is between Second & Third Streets.)
  • 39 2nd St New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    Ornamental plum on tree strip in front of 39 Second St. (near Hallock AVENUE) is completely dead; needs to be removed.