This Queens home is a total dump!
A residence on an otherwise tidy block has stacks of junk-filled garbage bags and other debris piled up to the second-floor window — and the owner has racked up $343,000 in unpaid fines since 2015.
“We’ve called 311, we’ve written to the local assemblyman, we started petitions but nothing helps,” said frustrated neighbor Pat Johnson, 66, who lives two doors down from the makeshift landfill on 118th Avenue in South Jamaica.
“It’s so painful and annoying,” she told The Post. “We tried to talk to [a resident] but she’ll just curse you out — and she isn’t mentally unstable, she’s just evil.”
Jean Lipford, who lives across the street, said residents have tried getting the lady who lives at the home to toss out her trash, to no avail.
“A few years ago the block association put up flyers, saying everyone needs to clean up their area and keep it nice,” Lipford recalled. “But nothing happened … She goes out with a shopping cart and comes back with a cart full of bags — I think they’re bottles. There are more garbage bags in front of her house all the time.”
The tenant has racked up $343,000 in unpaid fines since 2015, “for continued non-compliance with [Department of Buildings] orders to keep the property in a safe and code-compliant condition,” according to city officials.
New York Administrative Code 27-2010 states that “the owner of a dwelling containing two or more dwelling units” and “the occupant of a single-family dwelling” must keep the roof, yard, courts and other open spaces “clean and free from dirt, filth, garbage or other offensive material.”
The trash tower — which is 10-feet high in some places — is situated on the front lawn and even parts of a lower roof, where green slime stains streak down the siding from the garbage bags.
Signs are posted up around the property, stating: “Warning, security cameras in use” and “Beware of Dog.”
But the rats are apparently the real problem.
”There are large rats out there that run around like squirrels,” said Johnson. “It’s disgusting and messy, and it’s messing up the value of our homes.”
Gillianne Duncan, a resident who lives two doors down, says the female resident has been known to mock city officials for issuing fines.
“At one point, she used tickets for decorations outside,” Duncan said.
Google Street View images of 154-22 118th Ave. show giant piles of garbage behind the residence as well.
There are also large rugs splayed out into the back alley.
Some residents say the mess been growing for decades.
“When I bought the house 20 years ago, she was already here,” Johnson remembered. “The pile of garbage keeps growing. I don’t know how she gets it so high.”
Duncan added, “In the back the fence is falling down from all the trash … There is food and fecal matter, the smell in the heat — we had to use Febreze or peppermint oil to get the smell out.”
According to city records, the house was purchased in 2000 by a man named Ramlal Mahindra for $90,000. His relationship to the female resident and whether he lives in the home is unclear.
The woman cursed out a Post photographer when confronted at the house.
“Are you having fun?!” she repeatedly screamed, throwing in a “f–k you! f- -k you!”
DOB officials most recently inspected the home on June 17 — resulting in two violations being issued “for failure to maintain the fence at the property, and for failure to maintain proper housekeeping, with excessive storage in the yard,” the department said.
Two additional violations were issued for “failure to correct two previously-issued summonses” on June 26.
Records show that the property has also failed four Health Department inspections since April for conditions conducive to rats.
The city, however, has its hands tied — as Sanitation workers cannot remove the garbage since they are legally barred from accessing material on a resident’s property.
There are also no structural problems with the home, so demolition is also out of the question.
“During this most recent inspection, DOB did not observe any structural issues at the property,” officials said.
The collection of civil penalties is handled by the Department of Finance, which did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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