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Title: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: bs96 on November 29, 2007, 04:23:28 PM
I'm sure no one here is guilty of such a thing, but what is the deal with so much dog waste on the cross streets?

Walking home, it's like going through a minefield!

Does anyone else agree?
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: JD on November 29, 2007, 07:27:41 PM
I have noticed that there are a lot of careless dog owners who do not pickup after their dogs. Part of the problem is that not every building has a garbage can outside. I have to plan my dog walks to end near one of the few garbage cans around my Coop. I don't feel that a garbage can distracts from the aesthetic of the building and might also help with the massive littering problem.
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: Chuckster on November 30, 2007, 04:30:38 PM
I've noticed that there are a few dog owners who seem to like walking their dogs off leash.  This really peeves me!   :tickedoff:  Not only is it dangerous for the dog, but while the owner is chatting away on his/her cell phone, they're not paying attention to the fact that their dog has pooped.  Hence, no clean-up.  On a few sleepless nights, as I've looked out my window, I've also noticed that there are a few people that walk their dogs in the wee hours of the morning.  At least 3 that I've seen so far don't pick-up.
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: spanishfish on December 01, 2007, 10:11:21 AM
It's a $450 fine for not cleaning up. Snap a picture next time and report them to the cops. I have a dog and clean up after him all the time. It's not that hard to do.
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: GregNYC on December 11, 2007, 04:09:45 PM
Why do some dog owners not pick up after their dog? I noticed especially on 74th St. that there are dog waste on the street.   ::)
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: Tigoillo on December 11, 2007, 05:00:17 PM
Don't know why some dog owners don't pick up. I think some people just don't get(and don't care) that its  illegal to not pick up after their dogs. Although that would beg the question: has anyone ever seen someone get a ticket from a police officer for NOT picking up after their pooch? Seems if the law was more enforced the problem would be (pardon the pun) eliminated.
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: Chuckster on January 02, 2008, 11:24:57 PM
 :tickedoff: So I go out tonight to be greeted by this HUGE pile in front of our building. :tickedoff:  This really ticks me off.  Each time it rains, the rain seems to wash away many of the messes, but as soon as the rain stops, new piles appear.  I can't even imagine that most of these inconsiderate acts are committed by dogs owned by neighborhood residents.  I know there are two or three that are indeed guilty of not cleaning up because I've managed to catch them in the act.  So what?  What can be done short of asking them to clean up after their dogs?  Are we supposed to threaten people, call a cop?  What do we do?  There are days when I'm afraid to walk down the street without having to examine the sidewalk carefully for fear of stepping into a mess.  Or else there's the tracked mess that's already been created by some poor soul with dirty shoes.

Has anyone approached a non-picker-upper, and if so, what feedback have you gotten besides the usual "mind your own business" comment?
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: toddg on January 03, 2008, 12:02:49 AM
Greenpoint has an entire blog (http://www.newyorkshitty.com) dedicated to this subject.  I've never had the stomach or motivation to read through it, but if somebody with more time and fortitude than I have wants to venture over there, perhaps there's some good advice to be found.
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: buddy on February 11, 2008, 09:28:01 PM
I'm sure no one here is guilty of such a thing, but what is the deal with so much dog waste on the cross streets?

Walking home, it's like going through a minefield!

Does anyone else agree?

It's horrible.  I have a toy poodle and I pick up his itty bitty poop no matter if he goes in the street!  I'm horrified at all the  jerks who don't pick up after their dogs and they let them go on the sidewalk.  So much for $450 fine!
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: buddy on February 11, 2008, 09:30:52 PM

Has anyone approached a non-picker-upper, and if so, what feedback have you gotten besides the usual "mind your own business" comment?

What I've done is this: I carry those little doggie bags in a case on my leash.  When I see someone letting their dogs go and about to walk away, I say something like "Oh did you forget to grab a bag? I have an extra one."  I give it to them and stand their smiling as they pick up.  It's worked every time.  I also compliment people when I see them picking up.  I'm a firm believer in "pass it on" type crap.  LOL
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: JHICON on February 13, 2008, 02:13:20 AM
Honestly, I don't know if much people have noticed but some buildings around the neighborhood at times smell like dog urine. I think people should do something about lazy walkers that just walk there dogs out of the building and let them pee near there building which in the end usually during the summer creates and unbearable stench. Or maybe it's just my building.

Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: Mason on May 05, 2008, 07:42:17 PM
Offering a bag to some one who has not cleaned up has worked for me.  A bigger problem for me has been last Thursday evening my small dog was threatened by a young male with his pitbull.  As we walked by he gave a command to his dog who began to growl and strain at the lead.  Then he said "no" and the dog stopped.  He did this two more times as we walked by.  This happened in front of the building on the north side of 35 Ave between 85th St and 84th St.  I called 911 but by the time I recieve a response from the police it was an hour later...of course this guy and his dog was long gone.  I cannot help but believe that there must be dog fighting some where in the JH area.
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: BGOconnell on May 09, 2008, 09:27:37 AM
I have noticed that there are a lot of careless dog owners who do not pickup after their dogs. Part of the problem is that not every building has a garbage can outside. I have to plan my dog walks to end near one of the few garbage cans around my Coop. I don't feel that a garbage can distracts from the aesthetic of the building and might also help with the massive littering problem.

That's the lamest excuse I've ever heard for leaving dog shit on the sidewalk. 
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: spanishfish on May 09, 2008, 11:09:23 PM
I agree BG.

I walk my dog. He does his business, then I go walk to a garbage can.
Sometimes I even have to walk an extra block or two to get to a garbage can.
It's not that difficult.

But then again, the people who don't pick up after their dogs are the ones who are lazy enough to not want to walk the extra block to a garbage can. There's a lady who lives on 35th and 77th that walks out with her white poodle every day and NEVER picks up. It's very annoying.

Adding garbage can's to every other block on 35th and 34th Avenue would definitely be a good idea.
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: Aronan on May 10, 2008, 10:55:05 AM
A friend of mine, also a dog owner, was frustrated by the lack of garbage cans on 34th and 35th aves. He called the sanitation department and requested a can be placed on 82nd St. and 35th ave. within a week, one was there. However, a week later it was gone. He called DOS and they replaced the can, yet a week later it was gone. He called one more time and was told the can would be replaced. A week later he received a call from sanitation and was informed that they would not place the can there any more.

it seems that in residential sections of neighborhoods like ours sanitation limits the amount of garbage cans because people wind up using the cans for residential garbage. Because of this, the cans fill up very fast and over flow creating an even worse litter problem on the street.

Sometimes, you just can't win.
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: Chuckster on May 10, 2008, 02:00:46 PM
There was a news story a few days ago about how the NYC Sanitation Department will start coming down hard on dog owners that don't abide by the City's pooper scooper laws.  People walking unleashed dogs may also take their hits, and rightfully so.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2008/05/05/2008-05-05_pet_owners_scoop_up_fines_for_not_doing_.html

Re:  garbage cans on the Avenues -- there was a time a few years back when 35th and 34th Avenues did have garbage cans present on a few corners. Unfortunately, some cans that were not chained to lamp posts were stolen overnight.  Others were filled to the brim creating an eyesore and encouraging the presence of vermin.

Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: Slobberchops on May 28, 2008, 07:25:54 AM
Those who allow their animals to crap indiscriminately may love their pets but they don't give a shi*t for Jackson Heights.
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: toddg on June 04, 2008, 11:28:56 PM
The New York Times, Scoop It Up or Pay: On Patrol With Enforcers of the Dog Law (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/05/nyregion/05scooper.html) (June 5, 2008)
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: Birch-Ed on June 05, 2008, 07:31:09 AM
Honestly, I don't know if much people have noticed but some buildings around the neighborhood at times smell like dog urine. I think people should do something about lazy walkers that just walk there dogs out of the building and let them pee near there building which in the end usually during the summer creates and unbearable stench. Or maybe it's just my building.



Are you sure it's from dogs?   I've witnessed many humans alleviating themselves at every nook and cranny within a building.  During the days and at night.
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: buddy on June 05, 2008, 08:44:49 AM
True, Birch.  I've seen peeps peeing myself.

What I'd like to know is what difference does it make that the fines have gone up if no one is enforcing them to begin with?  I'd rather see the City make money enforcing the "poop scoop" laws over parking tickets any day.  Probably more money in the City coffers if they had parking police also ticketing inconsiderate dog owners.   
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: toddg on June 05, 2008, 09:43:11 AM
Buddy -- that was the subject of the article I posted....

The New York Times, Scoop It Up or Pay: On Patrol With Enforcers of the Dog Law (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/05/nyregion/05scooper.html) (June 5, 2008)

Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: Birch-Ed on June 05, 2008, 10:33:50 AM
I've spoken to the police in reference to people littering on the street and their reply is that it's the sanitation department that tickets people who litter.  So the police walking around are not responsible for those kind of tickets which I'm sure the dog poop falls under that category.
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: Shelby2 on June 05, 2008, 11:06:44 AM
If you read the article toddg linked to, you will see it's the sanitation department that's in charge of enforcing this law.

"Dressed in plain clothes and driving white hybrid Toyotas, Mr. Otibu and the 14 other agents in the Sanitation Department’s Canine Task Force fan out across the five boroughs each day to enforce the city’s “pooper scooper” law, which went into effect 30 years ago and became the model for other large cities."
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: toddg on June 05, 2008, 11:34:27 AM
But it would be a great idea to have the parking enforcement agents take over some responsibility for this.  They're walking around on the streets anyway.  It seems silly to rely entirely on people to cruise around in unmarked cars following people who are walking their dogs.
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: buddy on June 05, 2008, 12:54:22 PM
Exactly Todd.  I read the article and there aren't enough sanitation patrollers and they can't force people to show ID and basically it's a "lost" in the words of the sanitation employee being interviewed.

The City could make a lot of revenue when you consider $200 for off leash and $250 for not picking up after your dog.  Even parking tickets aren't that high in most places.

Talk about "lost" as in cha ching!
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: toddg on June 05, 2008, 01:14:13 PM
Here's another proposal, offered half in jest (please don't throw tomatoes!):  if you can't produce ID so that the officer can write you a ticket, the officer can arrest/confiscate your dog.  That'll teach ya both a lesson!  ;D
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: Chuckster on June 05, 2008, 01:17:45 PM
if you can't produce ID so that the officer can write you a ticket, the officer can arrest/confiscate your dog.  That'll teach ya both a lesson!  ;D

 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

I have a better proposal, how about if the officer forces a clean-up by the owner regardless of no bag, paper, etc.!  Bare hands baby! :P
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: toddg on June 05, 2008, 01:23:38 PM
In defense of my proposal, it doesn't have to be too unpleasant for the dog.  Spot could be spent to a fun, high-end doggie spa/day care facility in Manhattan or the Hamptons, and the owner forced to pay the bill to get Spot out of hock.

Perhaps I'm onto something here...  Cars with noisy alarms could be towed to garages that pull out the alarms, install state-of-the-art emissions controls, and perhaps add some nice detailing as well.  Again, you gotta pay up if you want your car back!

Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: NYCMacUser on June 05, 2008, 02:45:01 PM
if you can't produce ID so that the officer can write you a ticket, the officer can arrest/confiscate your dog.  That'll teach ya both a lesson!  ;D
NYPD is empowered to do that now if you cannot produce a current NYC License tag for the dog. I have only heard about it being done once, and that was as a result of a court ordered premises search and a dog that bit one of the detectives.
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: buddy on June 06, 2008, 09:30:20 PM
I think I like Chuckster's suggestion:  pick it up with your bare hand.  HA.  That'll teach 'em to walk the dog without a bag or something.

todd, as for your suggestion: screw Spot.  I want to be sent to a fun, high end spa for the day as punishment for something! :2funny:
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: Chuckster on June 06, 2008, 11:02:23 PM
Buddy and I were on patrol today.  We thought we had spotted a poop perp and were just about to pounce on the guy when we saw that he pulled out a napkin from his pocket! :2funny:
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: homeowner on June 14, 2008, 11:12:37 AM
Who sees more of the non-picker-uppers than those of us who do pick up? 

I could provide those who ticket with descriptions of the human (and dog) perps who are responsible for much of the poop on the streets (and the lawns) in the mid-80's blocks. 
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: spanishfish on June 14, 2008, 04:16:56 PM
Is there a number we could call to report the inconsiderate dog owners so that the real pooper police will patrol the area at the correct times and fine them?
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: Chuckster on June 14, 2008, 07:51:47 PM
The New York City Department of Sanitation is in charge of enforcing the Pooper Scoop law.  According to the following information from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 311 is the number to call with complaints.

Veterinary Public Health Services Animal Law Enforcement/Nuisance Complaint (http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/vet/vet4.shtml)

"New York City has many laws that apply to the keeping of animals, some of which carry fines of up to $2,000 per violation. Some of the regulations pertaining to animals are the Dog License Law, the Dog Leash Law, the Canine Waste Law (Pooper Scoop"), the Rabies Vaccination Law and the Animal Nuisance Law. VPHS works with the Police, the Parks Department, the Sanitation Department and other agencies to enforce these regulations. DOH will take complaints concerning the presence of animals or will refer you to the appropriate agency. To make a complaint call DOHMH Central Complaints at 311. For additional information regarding the animal laws or applicable permits call VPHS at 311."
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: Cap on June 15, 2008, 07:13:36 AM
My block I feel is really bad with the dog poop.  i'm on 78th st between roosevelt and 37th ave.

Seriously I've never seen any neighborhood with such a major dog poop problem as Jackson Heights and that's really sad.

I've also confronted lazy poopers and would you believe it?  Their whole family poured out of the building and treated me like I was the a-hole!

argh.... 

I think it's ridiculous though that sanitation has to be the one to enforce the law and not the police. 

Anyways I'd love to join someone on some rounds to look for lazy poopers and I'd recommend that we both bring a camera to catch them in the act and post the pictures up on this board!  Better yet... how about some video?

Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: Shelby2 on June 15, 2008, 10:14:08 AM
Maybe you could start your own website- name it something like poop-perp.com

But please don't post the photos here!  Against our privacy rules.

Thanks.

Shelby, a moderator
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: NYCMacUser on June 15, 2008, 01:06:42 PM
Maybe you could start your own website- name it something like But please don't post the photos here!  Against our privacy rules.
Isn't it really too bad some silly little internet forum owner has some pompous privacy rules that prevent an entire Community of disgusted residents from posting pictures of people breaking the laws?

Oh! Oh! Did I say something against the Rules?
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: buddy on June 15, 2008, 11:00:28 PM
Isn't it really too bad some silly little internet forum owner has some pompous privacy rules that prevent an entire Community of disgusted residents from posting pictures of people breaking the laws?

Oh! Oh! Did I say something against the Rules?

Forget it Mac. This ain't Astorians.  I don't think anyone here YET is interested in "sticking it to the man".  That's soooo 1960s.  Let it go, for god's sake.  You can go to astorialogues and have all the tantrums you want.  There's nothing pompous about rules.  There's is something a little bit pompous about people who hate to follow them.  You must have driven your poor mother CRAZY.
 :2funny:



Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: buddy on June 15, 2008, 11:03:08 PM
Maybe you could start your own website- name it something like poop-perp.com
But please don't post the photos here!  Against our privacy rules.
Thanks.
Shelby, a moderator

I love that idea.  There are websites where people post photos of people for littering etc. so why not poop.perps?  The advertisers for bags on board, pooper scoopers would jump on board, I'm sure! LOL
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: Shelby2 on June 15, 2008, 11:13:34 PM
I love that idea.  There are websites where people post photos of people for littering etc. so why not poop.perps?  The advertisers for bags on board, pooper scoopers would jump on board, I'm sure! LOL

you better go register the domain name before someone beats you to it!
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: buddy on June 15, 2008, 11:16:19 PM
you better go register the domain name before someone beats you to it!

I don't know why but I think this is A JOB FOR MICHAELB!!!!   He's a computer Maven.  And he has the zaniest sense of humor.  Yep.  Poop- perp person (nice alliteration!) is definitely Michael.
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: Shelby2 on June 15, 2008, 11:28:00 PM
The Scots apparently have the Scottish Pooparazzi  (http://smartdogs.wordpress.com/2008/02/15/scottish-pooparazzi/) so I don't see why poop-perp couldn't succeed here.
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: toddg on June 16, 2008, 12:02:47 AM
Uncivil Servants (http://nyc.uncivilservants.org/), which tracks in close detail the abuse of parking permits by public employees, could be a perfect model for poop-perps!  Maybe they'd even lend their code. 

But the real expert on the topic is Miss Heather in Greenpoint (http://www.newyorkshitty.com/).
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: michaelb on June 16, 2008, 01:06:10 AM
I don't know why but I think this is A JOB FOR MICHAELB!!!!   He's a computer Maven.  And he has the zaniest sense of humor.  Yep.  Poop- perp person (nice alliteration!) is definitely Michael.

Sorry guys, I'm not really feeling you on this poop-perp porn site idea.
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: buddy on June 16, 2008, 02:38:01 AM
Sorry guys, I'm not really feeling you on this poop-perp porn site idea.

another good alliteration.  hmmm how long can it last:  Poop-perps pray passersby politely pass.
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: fodoherty on June 18, 2008, 09:06:07 AM
You know they are going to put a dog run in under the BQE!
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: buddy on June 18, 2008, 07:21:43 PM
Yes, we do know and we're excited.  There's another thread that talks about the dog run.  COOL.
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: francis on June 22, 2008, 06:45:51 PM
Here's a first, for me at least.  My dog starts to bark every time someone walks a dog past my house.  Probably a territorial thing.  Anyway,  as I'm calling my pup back from the driveway gate, a woman walking her dog is letting the dog shit on my front lawn.  I ask her--in a polite tone through the gate, to please curb her dog.  She tells me in such an emphatic tone "I"M picking it up!" I can see a paper towel of some sort and she  kneels down as if she is doing so.  Or so I thought.  When I finally opened the gate  to the front lawn,  there remained the  pile of shit.  A pooper scooper impostor among us.  How bizarre is that. I've seen it all now! 
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: buddy on June 23, 2008, 08:57:49 AM
Here's a first, for me at least.  My dog starts to bark every time someone walks a dog past my house.  Probably a territorial thing.  Anyway,  as I'm calling my pup back from the driveway gate, a woman walking her dog is letting the dog shit on my front lawn.  I ask her--in a polite tone through the gate, to please curb her dog.  She tells me in such an emphatic tone "I"M picking it up!" I can see a paper towel of some sort and she  kneels down as if she is doing so.  Or so I thought.  When I finally opened the gate  to the front lawn,  there remained the  pile of shit.  A pooper scooper impostor among us.  How bizarre is that. I've seen it all now! 

I cracked up when I read this.  Went to bed.  Woke up.  Read it again.  Cracks me up every time I read it. 

Pooper Scooper Imposter!!   

This past week I saw two different sanitation cars driving slowly around the blocks.  Now they may have been looking for garbage violations (every building that doesn't clean up their sidewalks can receive a summons) or they may have been the Pet Patrol.  I wonder.
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: Dawnie on September 07, 2008, 02:26:59 PM
Yesterday on my block (79th St btwn 37 & 35th) I stepped in dog poo and today again on 79th btwn 35th & 34th I stepped in dog poo again.  It appears to be from a large dog and it is Very fustrating that people who own pets still do not pick up after there dog?  I don't understand?  Buy a pooper scooper if you do not want to touch it!!  It seems to be a problem again.  Haven't people learned to pick up after there pets?

..........I know they say stepping in dog sh*t is good luck well, I"m not amused!!!!!!!! >:(
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: abee on September 07, 2008, 07:24:31 PM
It is so annoying- my dog has to stop and smell every dog poo on the ground-  :o if people would pick up after themselves, my walks would go so much faster!
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: buddy on September 08, 2008, 07:45:44 PM
..........I know they say stepping in dog sh*t is good luck well, I"m not amused!!!!!!!! >:(

Of course "they" say that.  "They" always say things like that when bad luck happens.   :tickedoff:   


Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: Birch-Ed on October 22, 2008, 01:23:59 PM
In the 70's I had a Boxer when the law was passed in New York in which you had to clean up after your dog.  I always carried newspapers with me to slip under his behind after he stopped going around in circles knowing he was about to go.   It was the easiest solution since he was a large dog that ate alot.  My father bought a pooper scooper and since I was the one that actually took the Boxer out everyday, I told him that the scooper was too small for Toro's poop and that he would need more like a Shovel and a Radio Flyer Wagon.
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: Cap on February 10, 2009, 11:03:46 AM
check out the yard at 3731 79th st.  it's real bad... someone should do something... that front yard is toxic!

seriously there's never less than 15 individual pieces of dog feces on the front yard.

Can you imagine that?  NEVER LESS THAN 15 PIECES OF POOP ON A NYC FRONT LAWN!

That's a lot!
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: buddy on February 14, 2009, 07:35:05 PM
sooooo you stood there and counted? yikes.

all kidding aside, that is disgusting.  I think more people don't pick up after their dogs than do.  It's a shame.
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: PetMau on February 26, 2009, 10:45:16 AM
What I've done is this: I carry those little doggie bags in a case on my leash.  When I see someone letting their dogs go and about to walk away, I say something like "Oh did you forget to grab a bag? I have an extra one." 

Nothing like positive reinforcement - if it works for the dogs, hopefully it will work for the owners. My bf and I are new parents to an adopted cockapoo and we always pick up after him. We have the same type of leash with the rolled up bags inside. It amazes me how much crap I see on the sidewalks when we take Baxter out for a walk. I'm dying for the day when I catch someone in the act and can do what you do!  :rockon:
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: PetMau on February 26, 2009, 10:56:26 AM
check out the yard at 3731 79th st.  it's real bad... someone should do something... that front yard is toxic!

seriously there's never less than 15 individual pieces of dog feces on the front yard.

Can you imagine that?  NEVER LESS THAN 15 PIECES OF POOP ON A NYC FRONT LAWN!

That's a lot!

That's right  up the street from me and you're absolutely right! It's so disgusting! They recently cleaned it up - probably had to pay a hefty fine! What's even more disgusting is that twice this week, I've seen pee in our lobby! I've called the super twice on it and all they do is clean it up! They should try to survey who the culprit is and fine the owner or start eviction proceedings (although it could be a tenant). In a building of the same complex on the 78th Street side, we had a tenant who would crap in the lobby next to the elevator - absolutely wretched!
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: Chuckster on May 19, 2009, 11:46:06 PM
Not scooping your dog's poop when visiting a park?  It'll cost you $250 starting June....that's if you're caught in the act.  So the current fine is $100 for not scooping in parks, but $250 if you fail to clean-up in the streets.  It would be interesting to see some quantitative info on whether or not the $250 street fine has been effective.  There are some numbers mentioned in this article, but they don't tell the whole story.

New York Daily News
Pick up your dog's poop, or pay up big: Parks Department raises fine to $250 (http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2009/05/19/2009-05-19_pick_up_your_dogs_poop_or_pay_up_big_parks_department_raises_fine_to_250.html)
By Frank Lombardi
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 6:56 PM

The Parks Department is giving dog owners $150 more reasons to pick up after their pets - it's raising its pooper-scooper fine to $250, from the current $100.

Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe told a City Council budget hearing Tuesday that the fine will be hiked in June.

"And we hope it will further deter dog owners who do not stoop to scoop," he said.

The higher fine will bring parks up to the same $250 fine that the Sanitation Department began imposing in November for doggy-doo violations on the streets.

Benepe noted that the Parks Department has been cracking down on park pooper-scooper violators.

Enforcement agents issued 71 summonses in March, 98 in April and 10 so far this month.

He said he's also planning a new campaign to "change the culture of litter in our parks."
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: hunnybear on May 20, 2009, 07:04:59 AM
I see people do this all the time with no care in the world as to whether they get fined or not. I find it disgusting to leave it there for someone to step in and it is unsanitary. Nobody likes to pick up poop but thats the price of having a dog
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: Griswold Contessa on June 24, 2009, 02:27:19 PM
We have a few dog owners in our building that allow their large dogs to urinate right outside the basement door leaving a large puddle to step over and in the heat of the Summer the stench is overwhelming!!!!  I don't understand these dogowners it's unfair that we all have to suffer due to their total lack of disregard for our community.
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: divanatrix on June 24, 2009, 03:22:56 PM
I dunno why, but my block always has a pile of poop in the same damn spot on the sidewalk.  Also, one of my building's tenants allows her dogs to crap in the garden in front of the building, which is even more annoying.  Me being a newcomer, and she an older woman that's lived there for years, I'm not sure how to address that politely without getting an earful.
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: Griswold Contessa on June 24, 2009, 04:07:23 PM
I would suggest you contact either the board or your management agency and ask if a sign could be posted in the elevators and by the mail boxes asking for all dog owners to curb their dogs and mention the garden is off limits.  That way the senior tenants will be aware that they are being watched................ Good luck.
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: I live here too on October 02, 2009, 12:19:29 PM
There's really no excuse for not cleaning after your dog.  Honestly a lot of people in JH don't think they should have to bother. (that goes for garbage too!)  I walk my dog three-four times a day for long walks.  When he poops, we put a newspaper under his behind so he doesn't mess up the sidewalk.  Pick it up, fold and carry to the nearest can or home if necessary. (You never have to touch it either) I know where the cans are, they are out there, you might have to walk a few blocks.  But even if you pick it up in a bag, the responsibility issue doesn't change. Why does not having a garbage can every block matter?  If your dog messes, clean it up.
It's what being a responsible dog owner, indeed a responsible person (and neighbor) is about.  Anyone who doesn't do it is selfish and bad neighbor. Period.  There are no excuses.
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: Chuckster on December 19, 2009, 12:12:07 AM
With a significant amount of snow in our forecast for this weekend, I'm reminding all (especially lurkers out there) to please clean up after your dogs.  Melting snow and dog poop are pretty gross, so let's keep the streets free and clear.  Thanks!!
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: buddy on December 22, 2009, 03:04:00 PM
and don't eat yellow snow.   ;)
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: Chuckster on December 22, 2009, 04:03:11 PM
and don't eat yellow snow.   ;)

Gosh Buddy, I don't even eat the white stuff!   :angel:
Title: Re: Please Curb Your Dog!
Post by: Chuckster on February 15, 2010, 01:47:06 PM
Here's an interesting article from AMNY.com on how the number of poop-scoop fines issued over the past year have actually decreased in numbers.  Some attribute this to the 2008 increase in the actual fine amount from $100 to $250.  In other words, people may be respecting the pooper-scooper law for fear of having to pay the higher amount.  Others don't see it that way because they claim to see no change or improvement on their neighborhood streets.

The Sanitation Department crew in charge of issuing fines is very small.  According to the article, it's only a crew of 24 people that cover the city in search of poop violators and other related K-9 violations.  They claim that it's difficult to issue fines because people have to be caught in the act, and the only way they know of areas to patrol is via complaints that have been called into the city's 311 Hotline.  Based on that, if there is a noticeable increase of complaints in a particular area, then the city sends out a crew member to patrol.

Fewer fines poop-scoop fines for careless dog owners (http://amny.com/urbanite-1.812039/fewer-fines-poop-scoop-fines-for-careless-dog-owners-1.1760083)