Jan. 28, 2014 By Christian Murray
Several Long Island City residents are complaining that there is a big dog poop problem in and around 45-45 Center Boulevard and they want dog owners and TF Cornerstone to clean it up.
Tinnille Neilsen, who lives at 46-15 Vernon Blvd, said that there are several dog owners who live in the vicinity of 45-45 Center Blvd who are just too lazy to pick up after their dog.
She said that there are typically mounds of poop on the sidewalk in front of 45-45 Center Blvd as well as in the building’s garden. In addition, she said, several bags—filled with dog excrement—are constantly scattered all over the building’s lawn.
“This whole area is littered with poop and nobody does anything about it,” Neilsen complained. “Dog owners don’t care and there is nobody cleaning it up,” she said.
However, TF Cornerstone, which owns the building, claims it’s on top of the problem.
“Cleanliness and maintaining a sanitary environment are a top priority for us,” according to a spokesperson for TF Cornerstone.
“Regular notices are sent to residents reminding them to curb their dogs. Our staff refills dog cleanup bags on a daily basis to make it even easier for residents to take care of their dogs.”
However, most dog owners don’t bother to use them, some residents claimed. One resident even complained that the dog run at 45-45 Center Blvd was constantly dirty.
However, Neilsen, who has two Boston Terriers, said that the pathway next to Anabel Basin is also a problem the Center Blvd community needs to address. “I typically don’t take my dogs over there,” she said. “It’s too gross.”