Cortelyou Road between East 16th and East 17th Streets has become a busy stretch for passive agressive notes. First the two left on a car that had its alarm going off for hours, now on the roll-down gates of the yet-to-open Crown restaurant, which reads:
PLEASE KEEP YOUR SIDEWALK CLEAN, ALONG WITH YOUR TREE PIT.
ALL OF YOUR NEIGHBORS
This pic is from a few days ago, possibly what prompted the note. We understand on a windy day, like some we’ve had recently, trash can get tossed around and will accumulate in certain spots, like a tree pit.
But, as we’ve noted before, businesses and residents are required by the Department of Sanitation to keep sidewalks (including areas like tree pits) and gutters along the perimeter of their buildings clean. If you don’t, you face a fine of $100-300, and, clearly, the ire of your neighbors (and potential customers!).