Christopher Schaefer 4 Congress.Com

Rank: "Jane Jacobs" Civic Points: 33,435
  • 55 Kimberly Ave New Haven, Connecticut - City Point
    The large, old tree in the center of Kimberly Square is now completely dead. This is going to be a potential hazard if left into winter.
  • 98 2nd St New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    2 mattresses have been dumped on the tree-strip, on the rear-most section of the Second Street dead-end. Condoms & drug paraphernalia suggest that these are being used for prostitution. This is right behind Betsy Ross school, so please prioritize removal of these mattresses.
  • 263 Hallock Ave New Haven, Connecticut - City Point
    A piece of insulation/insulated 'flex duct' dumped on sidewalk; rail yard side of Hallock AVENUE, near First St.
  • 277 Hallock Avenue New Haven, Connecticut - City Point
    A tire, cut in half and stuffed inside white plastic bag, is on sidewalk, railroad side of Hallock Ave, near First St.
  • 85 2nd Street New Haven , Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    Thanks to drivers of sweepers 115 & A7 for great job cleaning odd-number side of Second Street Dead End. Driver of 115 even got out of cab to remove (rather than just go around) oversize item someone dropped in middle of street!
  • 57 Second St. New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    Tree directly in front of 57 Second St AND tree immediately across from this are both dead. Please remove. So there are a total of FOUR dead (ornamental plum) trees on this single block of Second St (between Hallock AVE and Howard Ave.). These were planted in early 1980s and reached the end of 'average' life span for this particular variety.
  • 51 Second St New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    Tree in front of 51 Second St is dead. Please remove.
  • 45 Second Street New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    Tree in front of 45 Second St. is dead. Please remove.
  • 269 Greenwich Ave New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    Small tree in front of 269 Greenwich Ave is dead. Please remove.
  • 287 Hallock Avenue New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    Lumber discarded on sidewalk, rail-road side of Hallock AVE, between Lamberton and First
  • 376 Greenwich Ave New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    I received the robo-call last night, warning about street sweeping + tag & towing today, May 23. However, no paper signs were placed on Second Street or Greenwich Ave (portion near Second Street). I haven't checked elsewhere, but you'll need a large parking lot for all the cars that are going to be towed...
  • 90 2nd St New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    Driver of street sweeper No. 131 just did a great job cleaning 6 months of debris from the Second Street dead-end (behind Betsy Ross school). (of course, still need to do other side tomorrow.) Thanks, Public Works!
  • 343 Greenwich Ave New Haven Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    It's Friday morning Dec 22 @ 9:45 AM. Two full trash toters still are sitting in front of 343 Greenwich Ave. I checked them out; they don't appear to have anything unusual inside: just ordinary-looking household trash. Yesterday, person answering phone at Public Works said an inspector would be sent to check it out. I don't see a "warning sticker" on the toters indicating that "prohibited items" are inside. So why is this garbage still here??! Trash pick-up will be delayed one day next week, due to Christmas holiday. Does this mean that 2-weeks+1-day of garbage is going to be sitting in front of 343 Greenwich--because crew "overlooked" it this past Wednesday?! **UNACCEPTABLE**. This is in Ward 6, Alder is Dolores Colon Ward6@newhavenct.gov 203-507-7679
  • 341 Greenwich Ave New Haven Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    This now seems to be a weekly problem. HOWEVER I just called Public Works (203) 946-7700 . They said Wednesday's pickup was not completed, so they are returning today/Thursday Dec 21. ALSO they said that if crew sees items not permitted in trash toter, they will skip it, because state of CT fines city $5,000 per incident of "not permitted" items being picked up. SO if you're in the Hill South route and your trash was missed, wait until end of today/Thursday before calling Public Works. (If you have "forbidden" items in trash, you'll get a warning letter. And, if not removed, a fine.)
  • 350 Greenwich Ave. New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    My trash on Second St & on Greenwich, between 2nd & 3rd, was picked up 2 hours ago--BUT trash on Greenwich Ave between 2nd & 3rd St still has not been picked up. [This is 3rd week in a row that this block has been missed.]
  • 350 Greenwich Ave New Haven, Connecticut 06519 - City Point
    My trash on Second St. was picked up today/Wednesday at c. 6 AM per usual, but I noticed at 10 AM they still haven't done a portion of Greenwich Ave that I can see (between 2nd & 3rd). 'Usually' they do that block just before or after mine. Perhaps this is not the usual crew, so they are following a different pattern? I called Public Works & she said she'd contact supervisor, but I wanted to post it here also, since a neighbor on that block was totally missed last week: I wanted to make sure we don't have a repeat of that.
  • 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.