United States

Drug-dealing squatters made my life miserable for years

Dear John: My reason for writing: In the last five years my property taxes have risen over 100 percent, despite the fact that my home is adjacent to a foreclosed property that is occupied by drug-dealing squatters openly selling illegal narcotics. These squatters continue to inflict horrific adversity on my quality of life. I cannot open my windows due to the stench of illegal narcotics constantly burning and wafting into my home, causing me severe headaches and nausea. Repeated calls to 311 regarding this condition have been ignored. My home has been broken into twice by addicts buying drugs from this home next door. My calls to 911 and the New York Police Department have repeatedly been ignored, as I was told that the crimes of bre ...