Pol calls for end to illegal advertising in Fresh Meadows

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State Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Fresh Meadows) is calling on the city Department of Sanitation to address illegal advertising throughout Fresh Meadows.

In a letter dated July 13 to Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, Rozic requested an investigation and immediate removal of unsolicited commercial ads posted across Fresh Meadows detailing sewer cleaning services.

“The sewage infrastructure in Fresh Meadows is outdated and does not reflect the increase in neighborhood demand,” Rozic said. “The uptick in sewage cleanup ads on residential streets are not only illegal but also take advantage of a precarious situation that needs to be addressed by the city.”

Residents informed Rozic’s office of a sudden increase in ads being posted illegally on city streetlights and lampposts by Liberty Developer USA, Inc., a company in South Ozone Park.

The sticker ads listing a telephone number for a “24 hours sewer service” can be found in residential areas between 164th Street and 188th Street from the Long Island Expressway to Union Turnpike.

Rozic said she has been working with the city Department of Environmental Protection to mitigate the flooding crisis that causes homeowners to invest in expensive repairs due to sewer overflows.

She also urged residents who spot the street ads in the neighborhood to call her district office after filing a complaint with a 311 call.

Jim Gallagher, president of the Fresh Meadows Homeowners Association, said residents were “totally disgusted” by the ads.

He said he thinks multiple people were involved and that it took place at night.

“It gives you an address of a two-family house in South Ozone Park, not too far from Aqueduct Race Track, so why is he coming all the way over here to advertise in that particular way?” Gallagher said. “It’s very hard for Sanitation to get them off because of the heavy glue that’s on the poster and when you take the glue off, off comes the paint. That’s no way of advertising.”

Liberty Developer hung up the phone when asked to comment.

Reach reporter Madina Toure by e-mail at or by phone at (718) 260–4566.

Updated 12:32 am, July 10, 2018
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why only there from queens says:
Why just Fresh Meadows. Every neighborhood has these. I pull them down if I can. They are an eyesore. What idiot would ever call the number on these ads.
July 16, 2015, 8:35 am
Joe Moretti from Jamaica says:
AND this is a problem with New York City, they allow this type of crap, illegal sign postings, illegal clothing bins, illegal parking pads, illegal truck driving on residential streets, illegal overnight parking of tractor trailer trucks on residential streets, illegal household garbage dumping with little enforcement.

The city agencies do very little as do elected officials when it comes to quality of life issues that you do not see as much in other cities.

It is the wild wild west, especially when it comes to Queens. Do whatever, because nothing will really ever get done about it.

City Council should have done something about this years ago.
July 16, 2015, 9:51 am
all over Forest Hills too from Forest Hills says:
These sewer stickers are posted all over Forest Hills too. What is the City going to do about it? We'll see.
July 19, 2015, 6:46 pm
James from Whitestone says:
Centola, you don't live in Forest Hills. What the hell is wrong with you ?
July 21, 2015, 1:55 pm
JiMmy boy says:
James. Go shoot up like you do every night with Roz
July 24, 2015, 10:37 pm
Jean Wang from Bayside says:
Nily dose nothing for her district called for help a few times never got to speak to her. Get this women out of this seat. Plus the area she's in is all Asians we need someone whom can help us and understand Asians community. Chinese are taking over her district so we need more Chinese speaking people at her office or new person to take over.
July 25, 2015, 8:10 am
James from Whitestone says:
Centola as Jean Wang from Bayside. The complete history of your multi-name using, hate filled antics, is being prepared. This information will be sent to all Queens leaders including Assemblywoman Nily Rozic.

You will soon get all the name recognition you clearly crave.
July 26, 2015, 2:41 pm
tom from queens says:
Principals. Doodnauth Maniram Chief Executive Officer 11557 118th Street South Ozone Park, NY 11420. Liberty Developer Usa, Inc. Principal Executive Office
Sept. 23, 2015, 8:42 pm

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