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Al De Salvo

Rank: City Fixer Civic Points: 3,395
  • Pothole Archived
    Onraior Street Just South Of Washington Avenue Intersection Albany, New York - West Hill
    This one is a wide pothole with the asphalt gone and the old brick pavers showing It is hard to avoid as it takes up a lot of the width of Ontario St. (Actually, it would be nice if all of Ontario would be back to the pavers--a touch of old Albany! But I know that's a dream, so it should be filled in....
  • Pothole Archived
    Lake Avenue And Myrtle Avenue Albany, New York - Park South
    This pothole is wide and pretty deep. It forces Southbound vehicles into the northbound lane to avoid. Really needs to be taken care of. This was reported by others, but ikt seems like nothing has yet been done.
  • Lark Street And Washington Avenue Albany, New York - Central Avenue
    See above explanation
  • End Of Lawnridge Avenue At Bethlehem Terrace Albany, New York - Helderberg
    This area is overgrown and needs mowing. Unfortunately, the house occupants at the end of Grove and the house at the end of Lawnridge are not mowing this area, although it would probably take each of them 20 minutes. So when possible, can the city get this section mowed. (The good news is that the occupants of the two houses on Glendale and the one house on the West side of Grove do their bit to mow those sections of the Bethlehem terrace right-of-way
  • 51 Forest Avenue Albany, New York - Helderberg
    Two story porch being held up with temporary supports. It has been like this for more than 18 months. The 1st level porch deck is deteriorated and the steps are rotted. The owner is Scott Peck, with a mailing address at the subject property.
  • Pothole Archived
    Helderberg And Glendale Albany, New York - Helderberg
    There are a couple of potholes and a rough surface at the above intersection. DGS patched holes from Helderberg and Ramsey East to Forest Avenue about 6 weeks or more ago. We thought that work would continue east through Glendale, Grove and Lawnridge, but nothing has happened. Is itpossible to get these taken care of soon. Hard to drive around them. Thanks
  • 118 South Lake Ave Albany, New York - Park South
    property has not bewen mowed in at least 6-8 weeks. Also, it appears the property has code violations as well. It is for sale, but local owner who lives in Ravena, , with a tax billing address of 22 central Ave.
  • Corner Of Willet St. And Hudson Ave Albany, New York - Hudson Park
    The light is out on the West facing signal (into the park)
  • Graffiti Archived
    Corner Harris And Helderberg Albany, New York - Helderberg
    See above
  • Partridge And Proivdence Streets Albany, New York - Pine Hills
    Please remove the temporary STOP sign at the intersection. Littlle League and Babe Ruth league baseball has been over for some time now. There is no use to have the sign there until it starts upp again
  • Glendale Avenue South Of Helderberg Avvenue Albany, New York - Central Avenue
    Consistently, there are chronic violators of the opposite side of the street parking along this stretch of Glendale Avenue from Helderberg to the dead-end. It appears that Parking Enfoircement does not venture south of helderberg as these cars have never been ticketed. Glendale Ave is narrow, making it difficult for emergency trucks to get down and back out of the street; ditto for trash/recycle trucks. Although the illegal parking does not happen every night, it happens probably 70% of the time--one or more cars are parked. They are: A white Kia mini-SUV, a blue Pontiac, a grey Honda Civic and a Chevrolet of unknown coilor
  • Illegal Trash Archived
    Northwest Corner Of Lark St And Washington Ave Albany, New York - Central Avenue
    The "Big belly" Solar powered trash receptical at the NW corner of Lark Stredet and Washington Ave must have a faulty lock. The trrash deposited at that site has been spilled out on the sidewalk for at least the last 4 weeks, on and off. I would expect that the lark St or Central Ave BID people would have reported this, or the street cleaner/vacuum person employed by the Central Avenue BID. However, nothing has happended to fix or replace the bin. All that appears to be needed is a new bin or a lock repair. The trash is probably pulled out and picked through by deposit bottle scavengers, or by obnoxious drunks or kids. It is a very poor image at one of the most prominent intersections in Albany. Let's get a repaired or new bin there ASAP (and how about getting the BIDs to be more pro-active and vigilant??)
  • New Scotland Avenue & Glendale Avenue Albany, New York - Helderberg
    See explanation above
  • Bethlehem Terrace Right-Of-Way Between Lawnridge Ave And Grove Ave Albany, New York - Helderberg
    This part of the "Paper Street" public ROW has not been mowed. One would hope that the grove Ave resident(s) and the Lawnridge Avenue resident(s)--at least the ones at the end of both blocks, would mow. But they don't. (The Bethlehem Terrace ROW between Grove and Glendale and Glendale and Forest are taken care of by the residents)
  • Illegal Trash Archived
    290 New Scotland Ave Albany, New York - Helderberg
    Tenants moved out of this property. Left part of a television at the curb which has been there for at least 2 weeks. Trash on the porch and alongside the house (broken items, old sheetrock, etc.) Also some in the yard. The house is a mess, right across from the nice commercial area on New Scotland Ave between ontario and quail Streets
  • 441 Ontario St. Albany, New York - New Scotland
    Major reconstruction of porch on 2 family house. There is no building permit displayed.
  • Illegal Trash Archived
    51 Forest Avenue Albany, New York - Helderberg
    Large amount of trash, household items, furniture placed at curbside on Wednesday, 29 June. Trash pick up day is Tuesday mornings. So now the immediate neighbors and the Helderberg neighborhood have to see this ugly and large pile of trash for 6 full days before it is gone. It is also much more than allowed in one pick up--the property should be leined for the extra time and cost for the city workers to remove it.
  • Woodlawn Avenue Between Ontario And Partridge Albany, New York - New Scotland
    The temporary "no Parking" cardboard signs are still up after all work is done. This is a continuing and constant problem all over the city. There seems to be no responsibility on the part of the contractors or the city to be diligent about removing these temporary signs after the work is done. There should be clear rules, clearly articulated and enforced concerning the removal of these signs. In some locations ((e.g. Cortland, west of Manning) signs have been up for months.
  • 87 Forest Ave Albany, New York - Helderberg
    The property is vacant. Weeds are very high/no maintenance for months. Although the property has a real estate sign on the building, clearly the property is not being shown. The broker is DiBlasi: Phone 857-1505. The broker should be called--either he is responsible for the property's upkeep, or he should know what company is.
  • 87 Forest Avenue Albany, New York - Helderberg
    Vacant house....has been vacant for about a year. No one is caring for the property which is overgrown