Neighbors Ted Goldman and Marshall Blass had differing views. (Photo by Sabina Mollot)
By Sabina Mollot
After the explosion in Chelsea that injured 29 people, and the arrest of a man believed to be behind the attack and another attempted bombing nearby, in Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village, residents told Town & Village they were naturally concerned about their safety — but not enough to panic.
Peter Cooper resident L. Infantino said she was at a movie theater on West 23rd Street near the explosion site a half hour before the bomb went off.
“I was very lucky,” said Infantino, who’d been out with a friend. The incident left her asking questions about why that location was chosen, and she’s guessing that it’s because it was close to the subway and PATH station, where the bomber could have made a quick exit.
The NYPD and the FBI are asking for the public’s assistance in locating two individuals wanted for questioning in regards to the Chelsea bombing.
The men were seen on surveillance video when they allegedly took a piece of luggage from the sidewalk on West 27th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, removed an improvised explosive device from the bag and left the area, leaving the device behind but taking the luggage. Police said that they took the bag on Saturday between 8 and 9 p.m., the same hour that the explosive device detonated on West 23rd Street.
On September 13, the Board of Health met and passed the following with respect to Health Code 161.03 which bears on dog waste on sidewalks and other public places:
“§161.03 Control of dogs and other animals to prevent nuisance.
(a) A person who owns, possesses or controls a dog, cat or other animal shall not permit the animal to commit a nuisance on a sidewalk of any public place, on a floor, wall, stairway, sidewalk, lawn, garden or roof of any public or private premises used in common by the public, or on a fence, wall [or], stairway or entranceway of a building abutting on a public place.”
I’m told this statement of the regulation will go into effect around October 21.
The new statement makes clear that 161.03 applies to both public and private property. This means that dog owners in STPCV would have to abide by the same rules by which other dog owners in the city are charged to abide. That is, dogs must be curbed, the waste picked up and discarded.