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Newish 7-Eleven Still a Bad Neighbor

7-Eleven East VillageHappy New Year! We’re back! And rejuvenated!

So what’s new? 7-Eleven is continuing to be a bad neighbor. We know, we know, how shocking!

The fine purveyors of glow-in-the-dark fake food failed to shovel or salt their sidewalks after yesterday’s snow storm. A neighbor passes along photos via EV Grieve showing the mess outside the Avenue A junk food shack, noting the 11th Street sidewalk is particularly dangerous.

This particular 7-Eleven has been nothing but problems for neighbors.

Construction stopped for months at a time, leaving the corner looking like the South Bronx of the late ’70s. Three industrial sized AC units were installed a mere 14 inches from the bedroom windows of one building. Several Partial Stop Work Orders were issued which 7-Eleven violated multiple times, first to complete construction and second to remove the exterior sidewalk shed to open. During the 13-month construction phase, 7-Eleven managed to crack apartment walls and allowed a young woman’s apartment to be raided in the middle of the night by 4 men.

Recently, 7-Eleven’s uncontrollable employees and/or their friends have harassed local businesses for hanging ‘Boycott 7-Eleven’ fliers in their windows, threatened neighbors who attended our boycott rallies and vandalized the bathroom walls of one local business with paint.  The last incident is being investigated by the police.

Oh 7-Eleven, it’s going to be a long year, isn’t it?

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