Brooklyn Community Board 14

Open Issues: 327 Closed Issues: 344 Acknowledged Issues: 0
Watching issues created after: 2010-07-21

Brooklyn Community Board 14

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  • Lt. Federico Narvaez Tot Lot 1302 Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn, NY - City Council District 40
    A minivan crashed into the tot lot on November 19th, destroying the fence around the playground, making it unsafe for toddlers and kids to play there. This is an important space in the community and needs to be fixed.
  • 255-267 E 18th St Brooklyn, NY 11226, USA - City Council District 40
    There is a huge area of sunken pavement along the NE corner of East 18th and Beverley. Along with being a driving hazard, it routinely catches water when it rains that takes forever to evaporate, and in the summer months this creates a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
  • 664 Rugby Road Brooklyn, NY - City Council District 40
    The tree at 664 is split and will fall any moment. People are crossing the caution tape posing for pics beneath it.
    A work order has been created by the forestry dept, but the tree is visibly splitting and will fall into the street and sidewalk. Both fallen trees at Rugby Road (664 & 668) need to be removed immediately.
  • Newkirk Plaza Brooklyn, New York - City Council District 40

    Constant issues with overflowing trash cans in Newkirk Plaza, especially on the West side, with garbage constantly blowing all over the Plaza. Perhaps more garbage cans or more frequent pick-up would solve the problem.

    Photo is 1 of 3 from 7/25/14

  • 700 E 17th St Brooklyn, NY 11230, USA - City Council District 40
    2 years ago this homeowner illegally constructed an addition in violation of landmarks, under cover, during labor day weekend. he was issued a stop work order. today i see he has resumed work, still with no permits, and still in violation of landmark status! we have been fighting him for 2 years, and cannot believe! he has not been fined heavily and forced to tear down this structure. it violates his F.A.R. significantly, is constructed on top of his driveway, destroys the landmark nature of the house and neighborhood, and sits far too close to the neighbors. STOP HIM IMMEDIATELY! FINE HIM HEAVILY PLEASE!!!!!!!!! He also is a bad man, having intentionally tried to cause physical harm to the old man next door, who has now passed away. He used to throw garbage on the neighbor's porch, among other acts, hoping to cause the old man to fall. The widow now has her property illegally encroached upon and lives in fear of the temper of this selfish person.
  • Argyle Road And Cortelyou Brooklyn, NY 11213, USA - City Council District 40
    The tot lot at Cortelyou and Argyle was in sorry shape Tuesday morning (8/3). What looked like a big pool of vomit on and under one of the benches and the remains of a
    dead mouse under the jungle gym. Pretty disconcerting. Also there is an abundance of garbage, uneven floor areas with perpetual and useless orange cones, and the jungle gym has many areas of exposed metal.
  • 625 E 18th St Brooklyn, NY 11226, USA - City Council District 40
    External lights on this building are left on all night long. After receiving a complaint from this community board, there was a brief period that the lights were turned off at night. Now they are back on again all night including additional lights over the balconies. It is so bright in my apartment that I am having trouble sleeping. Seems these lights can be timed to turn off after 9 pm
  • 1505 Newkirk Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11226, USA - City Council District 40
    Both vending machines have keys that get stuck constantly. You have to try to pick them out with your fingernail or you can't complete your transaction. A woman reported to me that they've been broken like this for months, creating huge crowds and frustration.
  • Newkirk Plaza Q/B Train Stop - City Council District 40

    The MTA has been refurbishing the train station but apparently the Newkirk Ave bridge over the platform has not been a part of the project.

    As a result, the pigeons are all flocking to the underpass and their droppings are covering the platform and anyone who walks under them at the wrong time.

    In addition their droppings are damaging the platform. The MTA needs to electrify or take other action to drive away the birds.

  • 2000-2098 Farragut Rd Brooklyn, NY 11210, USA - Brooklyn Community Board 14
    Multiples areas of broken sidewalk
  • 198 Foster Avenue Suite D brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Community Board 14
    "NYSN" this place is some kind of a rehab place, there are constant hangouts on the street ,they use the street as a waiting room, the commercial garbage container hasn't been picked up in just about a year or so and is being put out for reg DSNY garbage collection, the place is awe full and disgusting and dirty,
  • No Sidewalk Archived
    1201-1213 E 15th St Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Community Board 14
    The East side of the street has no sidewalk just mud and broken glass in front of the corner lot. Also, there is a Mechanic's garage that is always blocking the sidewalk with numerous damaged cars all day long. Plus it should be made a one way street, it is way to narrow to traverse in two directions. There are schools on the block, and school busses are forced to squeeze past the other cars making for very unsafe conditions.
    Locust and East 15th should be made one way streets, and have proper sidewalks put in. It is not a safe place for people to walk or drive kids to school.