2009-10-23 / Community

Hell House Is Hell No More

Neighbors, City Clean Up Rat Infested Property


In May of this year, The Wave ran a front page story on an abandoned Beach 87 Street property that the owner had allowed to become a ratinfested garbage dump. The neighbors termed it a "Hell House," and the name stuck. Now, however, although the property is still abandoned and the owner is now - here to be found, the neighbors, working with the Department of Health and the Department of Sanitation, have worked for weeks to clean the property. In May of this year, The Wave ran a front page story on an abandoned Beach 87 Street property that the owner had allowed to become a ratinfested garbage dump. The neighbors termed it a "Hell House," and the name stuck. Now, however, although the property is still abandoned and the owner is now - here to be found, the neighbors, working with the Department of Health and the Department of Sanitation, have worked for weeks to clean the property. The property today. One neighbor told us that it took a cleanup committee three weeks to drag the garbage out of the driveway and the backyard. "We took out load after load, after load of junk," a neighbor said. "It was worth it, however." Neighbors praised The Wave for publishing the story that got things moving and City Councilman Eric Ulrich for getting the city to address the problem. The property today. One neighbor told us that it took a cleanup committee three weeks to drag the garbage out of the driveway and the backyard. "We took out load after load, after load of junk," a neighbor said. "It was worth it, however." Neighbors praised The Wave for publishing the story that got things moving and City Councilman Eric Ulrich for getting the city to address the problem.

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