The house at the corner of 83rd Place and 63rd Ave has been a mess for a very long time. The upstairs window has been missing for at least 10 years. Several of the other windows have trash bags hanging in them. The siding on the southern face of the building has seen better days. There are 2 new windows on the second floor in the front of the building, so at least there is hope for a renovation.

The old bluestone sidewalk and beautiful hedge in front of the historic Maurice house on 57th Place has sadly been removed and replaced with – nothing! There has been a serious lack of sidewalk here for weeks and the masonry work that was being done in the yard seems to have been halted as well, leaving the property wide open and quite an eyesore.

The pictured lot is owned by an absentee landlord who fails to maintain the property by allowing weeds and other garbage to accumulate. Several calls were made to 311, but the Health and Sanitation Depts have found no serious violations. The home is located at 79-10 Elks Road, near Grand Ave and 79th Street.