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.