From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Very Special Problem

March 24, 2011 by
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

L writes:

Dear Miss Heather,

I’m writing you, the current authority of Greenpoint, for some advice,

How do you politely and safely remove a polish homeless man from your stoop?  As of late, one has been currently making my sunny stoop his favorite napping place.  It makes getting inside my apartment difficult, not to mention embarrassing. 311 has been of no help. Does WR Hardware sell a homeless repellent spray or some sort of scarecrow?

L brings up a very good point: while we are advised to call 311 by our elected officials and police department it seldom does any good. That having been written, here’s a few ideas I have for L off the top of my head:

  1. Call the 94th Precinct directly (WARNING: you might get relegated to their automated system. Not fun.)
  2. Go to the next Community Council Meeting (you can view calendar here) and talk to D. I. Hurson directly. (Probably your best option.)
  3. Take up the matter with your elected officials. Given that homeless outreach seems to be of special interest to him I would suggest reaching out to City Councilman, Steve Levin.

Does anyone have more advice for L? If so, please share via comments.

Miss Heather



One Comment on From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Very Special Problem

  1. a neighbor on Thu, 31st Mar 2011 11:47 pm
  2. Do you know why he chooses your building? Is your building a single family house or an apartment building? Did he live there once, know someone who does/did?

    Perhaps visit the Soup Kitchen on Wednesday night and see if he is there. If so you could ask Ann Kansfield or someone else there to talk to him and find out why he chooses your stoop.

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