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Added Apr 08 2014

Has anyone been to the park just north of the cta Howard stop? It's at the intersection of N Haskins and Juneway. There is apparently a sectional in the middle of the park as you can see in the picture... How do I report this? Undiscarded refuse?? A couch in the middle of a public park?

  • d3 NOH

    noticed that Saturday... snapped pics of it... kind of hilarious, sad, etc. if you go north up the alley right there behind those buildings on juneway ... look down that alley and it's completely apparent that this corner of the city is completely neglected. the dumpster task force could have a heyday with the amount of garbage strewn about behind those two courtyard buildings right there, and it's *always* like that. absolutely fowl and disgusting. I'd wager a bet that these sofas and those buildings are connected.

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    Maybe someone is hosting a class or two noh. Any wagers on how long they stay there?

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    If the furniture is still there once gardening season finally gets here, the Triangle Park Garden Group is planning to use it to rest on. Two of our gardeners posted photos of it on their Facebook pages a few days ago.

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    I wouldn't put a garden ho on those couches.

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    Per prior FB post, they have already been called in. Feel free to call the furniture in again.

    The Ward cleanup event is on April 26th. Maybe some folks can get together and tackle the alley and Triangle Park.

  • Classy.

  • John Versical gardener, future emperor

    Anyone who wants to sit on that couch might want to make sure they're up to date on all their vaccinations.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    According to a different EveryBlock post, the alley has also been called in by one of my neighbors on Juneway. I don't frequent that alley.

    John, you forgot to add that a good self-spraying with Off! would be a good idea too.

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    Helen, something tells me one would need much more than Off ;0

  • Mac I complain on EB on the regular.

    Off? I'd be more worried about bedbugs than Mosquitos.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Well, maybe you're right. I don't see bedbugs listed among the critters Off! is good for, but it's useful against a lot more than mosquitos.

  • The Bishops nearly 10 years NOH

    I don't frequent the alley but had occasion to do so on Saturday, after which I reported 3 sanitation violations. All 3 posted to EB either Sunday or Monday and were closed Wednesday morning. I'll be taking a field trip to verify the status of my complaint after work tonight.

    A recent EB blog entry http://blog.everyblock.com/2014/04/08/open311-data-on-everyblock/?utm_campaign=email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=digest
    stated that they are now incorporating the Open311 data that INCLUDED PHOTOS to the site.

    I suggest getting the ball rolling with the city IN ADDITION TO YOUR NEIGHBORS HERE ON EB by filing a complaint with the city. I recommend the Chicago Works app for the iPhone.

    - chris

  • d3 NOH

    Thank you! I have contemplated doing so myself a number of times but not done so. I will submit 311 request as well next time I go by though if it's still there. I hope they follow up in a month or two either way--it's not just a one time thing though this is systematic 365 days a year the dumpster lids are opened and there is garbage strewn about for 100 feet . Either the buildings need more dumpsters, more frequent pickups, or less sl-bby tenants, IDK which it is, probably a combination of the three. Sometimes there's also a car that parks in the alley there illegally as well--I did call them in Saturday.

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    I understand the furniture should be removed on Thursday.

  • Andrew Mann Hippie with a job

    "Classy" and classic.

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    Drat! I won't get my nap in.

  • Maybe a sequel to "The Wire" is going to be filmed there.

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    I thought Rob Ford was rollin' into town. Guess that soirée should be cancelled, along with my nap for dibs.

  • Just like that episode of King of the Hill...

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    No, you won't get that nap, Dee, but one of our fellow gardeners found two people "napping" there early this morning. She reports tonight, though, that the furniture is now gone.

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