Last week, a resident of our condo was not pleased with a replacement light (which was installed in the complex) and “naturally” called the 104th Precinct.
Within minutes squad cars were dispatched to our building. The following day she (the complainant) called Community Board 5, whose manager Gary Giordano, I was told, called the precinct. That evening I received a call from a lieutenant from the 104th Precinct confirming Mr. Giordano’s call.
I told the lieutenant we would lower the wattage on the bulb to 13, which we did. Still not satisfied, she went to the police precinct demanding that all the board members of the condo be arrested.
Thankfully this did not happen.
Yesterday, I received a call from Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley’s office, which has started an investigation into the unwanted light and will send someone to view the situation. Look into issues that continually plague our neighbors, such as:
• A huge pothole/street collapse at the foot of our building entrance, which has been reported to Community Board 5 for three months and has still not been repaired.
• Dumping of bags of garbage and other debris at our corner on Cypress hills Street.
• Speeding delivery bikes on our sidewalks, putting our seniors, children and pets in peril, is allowed to continue.
• Refusal of the railroad to prune trees overlooking our property that will eventually fall on us, despite promises from Crowley’s office and CB5 to correct the situation.
But none of these problems, nor many more, is as important as a light bulb?
President, Board of Managers