Flushing, N.Y. – Neighbors on 167th Street in Flushing say a home on the block has been neglected for decades. They’re worried about the homeless or teens loitering in the backyard and the safety of the building. State Senator Tony Avella wants the New York City Department of Buildings to declare it unsafe, demolish it and bill the owner. The DOB says a demolition can be done only if the building poses an imminent threat. The owner could not be reached for comment.
By Patti Neda