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Midville tops list of dog poop complaints
BY EMILY DAVENPORT
A recent report found that the dog poop
sh*tuation is out of control in Queens, particularly
in Middle Village.
A new report from RentHop.com sought to find
out which neighborhoods in New York City were
among the dirtiest in terms of dog poop complaints.
According to the study, the city received
a total of 1,714 poop complaints, or “canine violations,”
marking a 17.5 percent decrease compared
to 2018. However, Queens had the most amount
of dog poop complaints compared to the rest of
the New York City, with 645 complaints filed in
2018, and 529 so far in 2019.
The report found that Middle Village had the
highest increase in dog poop complaints — with
two complaints in 2017 and 20 in 2018, marking
a 205 percent increase year-over-year.
So far, Middle Village has had 86 dog poop complaints
in 2019, marking a 41 percent increase.
This translates to 57.7 poop complaints per 10,000
Middle Village households in 2019, making it the
dirtiest neighborhood in New York City.
Maspeth, which previously held the title as
New York City’s dirtiest neighborhood, was
found to be the third dirtiest neighborhood in
New York City in terms of canine violations this
Maspeth’s dog poop complaints jumped from
18 complaints in 2017 to 44 complaints in 2018,
marking a 144 percent increase year-over-year,
A RentHop.com report says Middle Village tops the list of dog poop complaints in New York City.
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plus 20 complaints so far in 2019.
While complaints are climbing in southwest
Queens, other areas of the borough are seeing
decreases in complaints.
In the Jamaica Estates-Holliswood areas, there
were zero poop complaints per 10,000 households
in 2019, decreasing from 3.2 poop complaints per
10,000 households in 2018 and 7.4 poop complaints
per 10,000 households in 2017.
RentHop’s report also found that neighborhoods
with higher rents had fewer dog poop
complaints throughout the year.
While complaints have generally been decreasing
overall in New York City since 2011, February
and March are historically the worst months to
encounter dog poop in for city residents.
To read the full report, visit www.renthop.