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Old 05-20-2010, 06:18 AM
 
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I rent a retail space on Main Street Islip Hamlet for the last 13 years. Last Oct the landlord approved the space next to me to be used as a Puppy Shop. Now we have choas. The tenant has total disregard for the laws and aesthetics of the community and has slowly impacted the entire area with his lawlessnes and general disregard for others. He parks for hours in "no standing zones", and limited parking spaces; he has affixed signage to a tree in front of my store, with penant flags; he obstructs our common walkway to our rear entrance with gasrbage bags; drains the fluids that he uses to clean the kennels onto a common area in the back that puddles in fron of my entrance; and most recently has begun to barbeque in a amall Hibachi, wit lighter fluid fumes and flames that are left unattended for periods of time. He also leaves his front door open and the stench from his poorly maintained space permeates the street and has received complaints from customers ands residents alike. What is the most effective way to deal with such a situation; how can we get the codes enforced effectively? The landlord has attempted to control his behavior but with minimal success. Though we are flanked by two Town Halls and the Fire Marshall is across the Street, it seems fruitless trying to get these authorities to enforce the laws and the codes.
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:50 AM
 
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I know the place and yes it stinks to high heaven. I parked in front of there on my way to Gino's and I couldn't believe how bad it stunk. I've seen the guy too, no sleeve t shirt walking one of the puppies on the sidewalk, looks like a db. Islip town is useless, unless you have a parking ticket, then they work with amazing efficiency.
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Stony Brook
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no sleeve t shirt walking one of the puppies on the sidewalk, looks like a db.
OUCH, so anyone who wears a tank top is a DB?
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:52 AM
 
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Ooooo, but you can go over and play with the puppies! (Just kidding, although the puppy playing would be a plus for me the entire situation sounds like a nightmare. Sorry that happened to you.)
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:30 PM
 
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I appreciate your remarks, but truly this is not about puppies, or sleeveless Tees. I simply thought that perhaps there was someone out there with the experience with the enforcement agencies that could shed some light on how we could effectively contain this businesses activities so that its residue doesn't spill over onto the adjoining businesses. Although I have been told that numerous individuals have made complaints about this businesses' activities, over a prolonged period of time, there seems to be no comprehensive attempt to reign him in, no consistent response other than responses to prompts, which obviously are random and not a deterrant to the offender.


Againg if any one has any light to shed on effective ways tyo address this , I would be very appreciative.
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Northport
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You have have filed a complaint to the town already or just to the landlord?

Maybe the chamber of commerce can help or advise you? especially if multiple businesses are in agreemnet about filing a complaint?
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:55 PM
 
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Maybe you could have the fire department come and look when he is cooking on the habachi. It might be a code violation.
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:30 PM
 
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Write to the town, personally I'd send it to a bunch of different departments....the key is to do it in writing. CC the letter to News 12 and anyone else you might think would care. I find that once it is in writing things start to happen.
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Babylon Village
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I say man up and confront the guy....if talking things out like people "used" to do in the old days does not work then use other legal tactics. I really do not get it when people have issues with people and they are afraid to talk to people about instead the problem just escalates and becomes a bigger issues that it should have even been. Good luck.
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Old 05-22-2010, 07:58 AM
 
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Maybe you don't get it...this guy has been confronted by many of us on a variety of issuess,,,he could care less...your "man up" approach might have worked in the old days, sometimes.I wouldn't be posting this if it was as simple as that. But thanks, buddy.

As far as jtees4 respnse, that's funny because that's exactly what we've decided to do. Thanks!
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