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Unread 06-19-2010, 11:12 PM
 
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Its amazing that he could do this annonomously, but yet I suffer the grief because of his ignorance.
It's amazing he still has air in his tires.
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Unread 07-01-2010, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Copiague, NY
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Does anyone have the exact office to call to report an illegal apartment in the town of Brookhaven?

How long does it usually take an inspector to get there?

thanks
Bruce,

Where is your sense of compassion or humanity? Have you lost sight of a few facts that might be pertinent to that "illegal" apartment or
considered that perhaps the owner of the residence is hard pressed to survive here on Long Island, what with vanishing opportunity,
high (and rising) cost of living, job scarcity, devaluation of real estate, endless taxes, diminishing resources and a plethora of detracting
living conditions, just maybe, the homeowner is hanging on (at any cost) to whatever he has left. It appears that you have overlooked
the intrinsic right of the citizenry to survive,to maintain a standard of living and to pursue the course of life, liberty and happiness WITHOUT
hurting others.

Where is it hurting you and why have you foregone the "live and let live" attitude of your forefathers? People need affordable housing and
homeowners need relief from a government that seems to be dispassionate about governance with practical balance. Your query is reminiscent
of those days in Nazi Germany where there were rewards for turning in your parents because they had a radio. If I were you, I'd become an advocate
for improving the things that truly need improving and far less concerned with placing your focus upon your fellow struggling Americans who've become
"lawless" out of economic necessity. Unless we're more than likely not talking about a crack house, deal with your neighbor as you would have him deal
with you. Isn't that what Jesus asked you to do?
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Unread 07-01-2010, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Problem with illegal rentals is that the homeowner is not paying their fair share of property taxes (or income taxes for that matter) and their renters are using public services, be it water, garbage, sewer, school system, etc., and the cost must be paid which makes the taxes for honest people higher.
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Unread 07-01-2010, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Copiague, NY
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I_L_LIb,

Yes, you are correct in your identification of the real problem, the lost revenue and the disparity between the takers and the givers.
Since my inclusion to this site began with a google search on the NYSDOL policy toward "self employed", it was your information on
the subject that emboldened me to send off my "break in claim" form, listing myself as a freelancer, I have come to respect your
judgment and to commend you on your kind and informative spirit.

I believe that if there is a fight to be fought, a war to be waged, a struggle to be resolved, it might be to campaign against the rising
tax burden rather than those who are carrying the burden. I have lived on Long Island my entire life and have owned my home here for
36 years and have seen tremendous change since starting out in No. Babylon in '51. Perhaps the winds of time have softened my heart,
I'm holding on tight to keep what I have, my "golden" years seem to be turning into lead and at times it seems as if I'm losing ground in
my own personal quest to live out the remainder of my years, in a reasonable measure of comfort. I used to pity the guy who'd push a
shopping cart full of aluminum cans down main street just to afford a can of Dinty Moore but now, I fear the prospect of becoming one.
In many ways I'm still among the fortunate ones, my mortgage is low, my wife clips coupons, my monthly entertainment costs are low,
we exist and depend on Fios but "on demand" or Pay per View is out of the question because of the soaking that you get for requesting
a featured program. We don't drink and when we do, it's a 12 pack of Keystone, Schaeffer or Milwaukee's Best. As a long term (but foolish)
smoker, I've switched to those ratty little mini-cigars, Cheyenne. I am not deluded as to the fact that I'm taking a shorter route to the
cemetery but I'm almost proud of the fact that I'm only paying $2.00 a pack to get there. The point is: I've come to more fully understand
the plight of those whom I never seemed to identify with before. The homeless, the displaced, those with financial hardship that has been
levied upon them by a system of government (at all levels) which has failed them in so many respects. Many have forgotten the way that we,
the American people acquired our land from the native American and now we start to hassle those few remaining nations over cigarette taxes
and casinos. We watch our elected officials, the cronyism and the greed, everyone is cutting corners somewhere in their life but those of us
who have no excesses, no true larceny and simply seek to maintain a reasonable standard of living are only trying to keep a level of dignity
that bespeaks the American standard that we were taught to believe in or to expect.

Thank you for your textbook understanding of the basic impact of illegal rentals and please don't disqualify my point of view. I find a measure
of satisfaction with being able to come to city-data and enjoy the interplay with others, it helps me to remember that no man is an island.
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Unread 07-01-2010, 05:22 PM
 
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Bruce,

Where is your sense of compassion or humanity? Have you lost sight of a few facts that might be pertinent to that "illegal" apartment or
considered that perhaps the owner of the residence is hard pressed to survive here on Long Island, what with vanishing opportunity,
high (and rising) cost of living, job scarcity, devaluation of real estate, endless taxes, diminishing resources and a plethora of detracting
living conditions, just maybe, the homeowner is hanging on (at any cost) to whatever he has left. It appears that you have overlooked
the intrinsic right of the citizenry to survive,to maintain a standard of living and to pursue the course of life, liberty and happiness WITHOUT
hurting others.

Where is it hurting you and why have you foregone the "live and let live" attitude of your forefathers? People need affordable housing and
homeowners need relief from a government that seems to be dispassionate about governance with practical balance. Your query is reminiscent
of those days in Nazi Germany where there were rewards for turning in your parents because they had a radio. If I were you, I'd become an advocate
for improving the things that truly need improving and far less concerned with placing your focus upon your fellow struggling Americans who've become
"lawless" out of economic necessity. Unless we're more than likely not talking about a crack house, deal with your neighbor as you would have him deal
with you. Isn't that what Jesus asked you to do?
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Unread 07-05-2010, 06:25 PM
 
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Default Question on inspection

With respect to the person who said he was accused of having an illegal apt and was inspected by the town 2 days later, my question is:

What is the law with respect to your privacy and the town building inspector? The whole apartment thing aside, if it was a cop saying "there is an anonymous complain of drug use in your house and I want to come in and take a look" I would say hell no! Even in the case of serious crimes, we are all protected from warranted searches without a judge's signature on a warrant.

Certainly the town building inspector should have to meet the same standard of proof a a cop investigating a real crime. What if the individual who was wrongly accused of having the apartment said to the town inspector, "no thank you, you may not enter my property." I assume they would not have entered against the owner's will. Could they go to district court and get a warrant? Perhaps, but they would need to provide evidence to show cause for the warrant, and I'm not sure an anonymous phone call from a neighbor would do that.

Sorry for the long response, but I feel this issue goes far beyond the apartment issue. I get the idea about quality of life, but I think living in an atmosphere where we are all subject to inspections at all times diminishes quality of life far more than some guy's apartment.

Patiently awaiting the responses!
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Unread 07-06-2010, 08:14 AM
 
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FYI: I have multiple illegal apartments on/near my street. We have strange people coming and going all the time and we have no idea who they are. Then there's the turnover factor with these apartments, you never know who it is living there. How about when a dirtbag boyfriend shows up at any given hour blasting rap music for the late night booty call? Oh, did I mention that the street is beginning to look like a parking lot? Last I checked, I didn't live n a commercial road. I'm not going to call this in to code enforcement, I'm just trying to make a point as to why someone might not like illegal apartments on their street.
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Unread 07-25-2010, 01:49 PM
 
Location: West Hempstead, NY
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Default Illegal Apartment

I have lived in Illegal apartments. I am about to vacate my finale one now and move into a home. Not all people who rent them are bad. I actually met my very best friend by renting an illegal apartment from her and her husband but then there are those who are complete idiots and deserve to be reported. My landlord now has done nothing but make our lives a living hell. She thinks they own us and can do what she wants and there is nothing we can do well let me tell you I will be reporting this apartment to Brookhaven Town very shortly and giving her a taste of her own medicine. I can't wait to see her fined for this. Some people should learn a lesson. When someone pays rent on time every month and keeps an apartment spotless they should learn a lesson. I also think I will leave it unclean so she can clean it herself. People just don't understand when they have a good thing.
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Unread 07-25-2010, 03:21 PM
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call Brookhaven town the 451 number someone else posted.
You nay need to be persistent but they will end it.
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Unread 07-25-2010, 04:39 PM
 
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Default You can write to your town supervisor

There are tons of illegal apartments all over N. Hicksville with two or three families living in each. Drive down Plainview road and get a taste of what I am talking about. It gets better because the kids are all going to our schools tax free. I would not mind extra children if the parents were paying taxes like the rest of us. The school district should keep a closer eye of how many people are registered from one household. Something needs to be done to make these home owners responsible for the up keep of each home. We now have the farmers market in the heart of Hicksville but one block away is E.marie street with the corner store which has changed hands three times in the last year, talk about a beat up biulding, its disgusting. Next to that is house #6 which used to be #69, um..guess what that building is? Its not bad when you pass through the area but when you live two minutes away you start caring.
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