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Middle Village has Most Dog Poop Complaints in the City: Study

Nov. 18, 2019 By Allie Griffin

Middle Village has a shituation on its hands — the neighborhood has the highest number of poop complaints in the city, according to a newly released study.

The number of complaints in Middle Village increased by a shocking 205 percent from 20 complaints in 2017 to 61 complaints in 2018. The neighborhood has had 86 complaints or 57.7 complaints per 10,000 households so far this year, according to a Renthop study which analyzed 311 data.

Its runner-up, Westchester-Union Port in the Bronx, is far behind with just 19 complaints or 21.6 complaints per 10,000 households for the year to date.

Dog-owners in Maspeth also have been failing to pick up after their furry friends–based on the number of complaints.

Maspeth comes in at number three on the list of the most poop-filled neighborhoods across the city. It has had 20 311 complaints or 18.8 complaints per 10,000 households for people not picking up after their dogs this year, according to the study.

The most reported address for poop sightings is at 64-69 59th Ave. It has been reported to 311 50 times in 2019 and 36 times in 2018.

Queens overall had more complaints than other boroughs in terms of feces reported — 645 in 2018 and 529 so far in 2019, but once population-size in factored in, the Bronx is the poopiest borough, according to the researchers.

Generally-speaking, New York City as a whole has seen a decrease of poop sighting complaints from last year to this year. So far, the city has received 1,714 complaints, about 17.5 percent fewer than the same period in 2019.

So luckily, more people are curbing their dogs — just not in Middle Village.

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Im in town visiting family for xmas… and Im up at 3am cause I feel sick… and what did I google to pass the time???? “Why is there so much dog pooh in Jackson Heights?”…. so, anyone saying “fake news” or thinks there is no problem… I noticed the dog poop problem within 30 minutes of being here! SERIOUSLY… WTF is with people (in this neighbourhood specifically) and not baggin your crap??? …. Ive never seen it like this in any other city Ive been to in US or Canada.


This is the funniest post I have ever seen on this news blog.

Shituation, poo poo map. LMAO emoji face

Michael harrington DSA legacy

Yes enforce the dogs crapping onto pavement and it will scare the boogey men away!!


People less and less pick up dog poop. I notice the lack of effort everywhere, and no one is speaking up or anything….

Harris Milstead

Paranoid people in misfit village. If u enforce the k9 laws the bad people wont venture there. Okay hope that works out .


I guess community policing doesn’t work in Jackson Heights. If it did, people who don’t clean up after their dogs, or worse put the feces in a bag and throw it on the sidewalk or into the street would be getting tickets. The dog poop situation is out of control because the police are too busy sitting on their hands waiting for the next big major crime. I wish the city would take unlicensed dogs away from their owners if the dog owner is seen not cleaning up after their animals. This comes from a dog owner who not only cleans up after his dog but frequently cleans up dog droppings left by others.

not accurate

the calls increased from 20 to 61 in one year….one crazy old lady calling every week will drive that amount of increase…not an actual survey of the cleanliness of the community…fake news

Regina U

311 has investigated her numerous complaints and have found NO EVIDENCE of any dog poop. She just doesn’t like people walking their dogs near her house or hates dogs in general. The dog poop she is constantly reporting, 311 officers have identified as PINE CONES.


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