When it comes to pigeon poop, Danny Dromm gives a crap
NY1 VIDEO : City Councilman Daniel Dromm and Jackson Heights residents have raised a stink for a long time about the pigeon waste that falls down from the beams of the Roosevelt Avenue/Jackson Heights subway station, but Dromm says he has a tough time getting the MTA to regularly clean it.
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#1 Dec 2, 2011
The problem isn't just the quantity of pigeon poop, it's the stupidity of the MTA. The number of pigeons getting into the station could be drastically reduced simply by closing up the entry points at the top of the station, where there are gaps in the wire mesh that pigeons have learned to use as doorways. These gaps have been there from Day 1. Whoever "designed" the structure that was put up around 2006 was an idiot. And BTW, this station was supposed to be "pigeon-proof". HA! With horizontal open beams that say "come sit and poop on me and nest in my corners", that was pretty idiotic, too. And when it was suggested that the MTA install the anti-pigeon stakes, the MTA said it was too expensive. Yeah, billions for tunnels to nowhere, but not a few thousand for crap. Speaking of crap, I've even seen nests made entirely of pigeon excrement -- and pigeons that have died right there and not been removed until I complained. So we get to breathe in poop dust because the MTA is too stupid and too cheap. Or is this just another case of their anti-outer borough bias?
#2 Dec 4, 2011
The pigeons under the 7 train pooped on my sweater back in 1993 at Roosevelt and 78th. I see nobody has done anything since then to get the pigeons out from under the tracks.
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