2011-03-25 / Letters

Problems At 1502 Mott

Dear Editor,

I am writing this letter on behalf of the tenants that live at 1502 Mott Avenue, because of Gateway Management Office which is located at 1450 Gateway Boulevard, Far Rockaway, NY 11691. Tenants in there are being evicted because of having a dog which it say in the lease that writing for permission for your dog. People are getting robbed because the security guard that works here from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. is sleeping, the gate is not locked and the security guard is not properly dress in uniform and patrolling the halls in the building every two hours like they are supposed to do and writing it in the book and they do not do that at all.

The Gateway Office first give you a ten day notice to cure but when you call the office to make an appointment to talk about the situation Beverly Boodram just says there is nothing to talk about and hangs up on you; also if you go to the office and want to speak to her she will close her office door and just ignore you. She is very rude and disrespectful to the tenant unless she likes you. People have dogs for companionship if they live alone. They should worry about the drugs that are going on, how people are being robbed in here, the mice that are in the apartments that they cannot get rid of and other things such as, if you have a door in your bedroom why they do not give you a key to that door. This is the fire escape for some people.

If the gate was locked and the security guard was up this would never happen; they let strangers come in here without signing the book. This place is supposed to be secure and it is not secure. They have a secretary that comes to the court and lies for them, and gives false evidence. There is a lady here named Loretta Young. She has had her dog for a year now and this is her companion because she lives alone. Ms. Young has gone through a lot since the death of her nephew Mario Young who was shot to death on September 25, 2005; two years ago she lost her baby brother Paul Young due to cancer; she lost her father a year ago due to cancer; she lost her husband a year before that due to heart problems; she had lost her sister Tanya Reid due to an illness; and lost her grandfather a year ago.

The dog that Ms. Young has is a Shih Tzu which I see her walk twice a day and the dog does not bark, piss on the ground or poop on the property; all the kids there love the dog and play with her. Ms. Young’s dog is a well behaved dog and you do not know that she is there. Gateway Apartments should have bigger fish to fry instead of worrying about some little Shih Tzu when other people have pit bulls. Now they want to evict Ms. Young and she had been living there for eight years and had the dog for a year.

You would never see Ms. Young now that she have the dog; she gets out of the house more often and is in a better mood. This dog has bought so much joy into her life after all the death that occurred in her family. This dog helps her out a lot because she is not alone anymore. I feel sorry for Ms. Young and what they are putting her through unnecessarily. They should be worried about the mice that run all around in the tenants’ apartments, the drugs that are being sold in there and they should worry about having tenants safe in the apartments. But no, they are worried about some little dog.

I could see if the dog was making a mess on the property or barking all hours of the night. I walk by Ms. Young’s apartment sometimes and do not hear the dog at all. It is a shame what they are doing; I could see if she does not pay her rent or causes problems, but Ms. Young stays to herself. The only time you will see her is when she goes to the store, go to do laundry, when her grandkids come over and when her son or mother comes by to visit her; meanwhile she stays in her apartment and she does not have traffic running in and out of her apartment. They need to worry about tenants that have more than one animal in their apartment and they don’t say one word. If they like you they would not do anything at all to you like give you an eviction notice. But if they do not like you, they would not talk to you and would give you a hard time; even evict you. See, they have favoritism in here.

NAME WITHHELD BY REQUEST FOR FEAR OF RETALIATION

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