Passed on to Swamplot: an “anonymous call-to-arms of sorts” distributed to the front doors of a few residents on the Hwy. 288 edge of Riverside Terrace. A reader who received the crooked yellow flyer complaining about the encroachment of businesses into the area tells Swamplot “I would find it hilarious if it didn’t make me so angry.” Our tipster notes in the author of the double-sided note an apparent “disjunction between the things that irritate them (‘Speed Racers’ and ‘sexual deviants’) and the alleged causes (businesses, like Denny’s).”:
I don’t even know how to respond – I thought about creating another flyer, actually using my name, and systematically debunking each of their complaints, but that would probably just get my house egged.
At issue: a future “assisted living facility” apparently being planned for 2323 Prospect St. The author of the flyer doesn’t exactly know what’s going in there, but writes adamantly that it can’t be good:
What kind of services are being provided and to whom these services are being provided is unknown at this time. Will this pending facility provide services for the released mentally fragile, released prisoners, sexual deviants, homeless or for drug rehab? Whatever! This business is not safe for you, your family, our block, our neighborhood and our community.
The complete flyer:
The 70-year-old 2,812-sq.-ft. home in question is wedged between Dowling and the Hwy. 288 feeder road. A lot of traffic cuts by the property to avoid the red lights at Southmore and 288, our reader notes: “The property has been vacant and on the market for a very long time, but [Friday] morning I noticed that the for sale sign is down and there is a dumpster in the driveway. The idea of it being used as a single family residence is laughable. I have no idea what the neighborhood advocate wants out of it.”
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