This new store getting ready to open on the NW corner of 20th & Carpenter Streets is a disgrace. First, they breached the party wall through the back into the neighboring property. Next, they installed an air conditioner unit right out on the sidewalk (Carpenter St side). And today they have installed very ugly & DEFINITELY ILLEGAL awnings. They have no permission, variances or anything else that would be required to allow them to do these things. Neighbors unite against this blight!!
This issue has been reported to the police on multiple occasions to no avail. The building on the eastern end of the 2200 block of Saint Albans is falling apart, with broken and boarded-up windows. Yet it still houses a suspicious-looking "Checks Cashed" store and several unsavory characters, while serving as the location for the ongoing, blatant and shameless sale of both drugs and sexual favors. This is unsightly, a fire hazard, and a drive-by waiting to happen, despite the police's nonchalance. Please help us stop this!
The house apparently was sold in December and since the former tenants were evicted, the house has been sitting there with windows open and trash thrown inside and out. I suspect someone or some people are squatting or using the place for drugs. Windows need to be boarded up ASAP!
The residents in the vicinity of 932 South 23rd street (I am not sure of the exact address but it is in this area) continue to ILLEGALLY reserve a parking spot. I have put a call into the 17th police district where they instructed me to call 911 to report it. I did make a report into 911 last night as I am fed up with seeing these residents reserve a spot that is open for public parking. These residents are not above the law and should follow the rules like everyone else.
Open air drug dealing occurring consistently outside of this house. Additionally, same dealers seen going into and out of the house during all hours of the day and night. Verbal intimidation has occurred while walking by on several occasions.
A very deep – at least 5 feet – sinkhole has formed at the intersection of Grays Ferry Ave. and Christian St. on Gray's Ferry. It has also undermined the area surrounding it and the pavement looks like it will collapse inward any minute. There is a large crack going from the sinkhole to a PECO manhole cover. The base of the stoplight also looks like it could be compromised. A pedestrian could easily step into this and be up to their neck.
The legal AND Illegal tenants of the PHA property located at 2221 St Albans street have taken to using an orange traffic cone to reserve a personal parking spot not only in front of the house, but will also place the cone in front of other TAX PAYING resident's homes on the block. This has just recently started and I believe that the "new" and illegal tenants are the culprits. Piles of garbage are also left in front of the property all week long where the trash is rotting and is now beginning to attract rodents.
The residents of 921 S. 21st Street and 2124 Carpenter Street are using the 2100 blocks of Carpenter St, Kimball St, and 21st Street to keep and store various used cars. These cars often sit here and do not move. They are treating the neighborhood as their own personal used car lot and taking away parking spots from deserving residents. These cars often times have questionable license tplates and I can provide photos if requested or I will post at anotther time.Both residents have a questionable "car business", but need to realize ou rneighborhood is not their personal used car lot.