Pennyfield Avenue residents besieged by loitering concerns

Neighbors are raising concerns about parking in a no-standing zone near the terminus of Pennyfield Avenue.
Photo courtesy of Ernest Nargi

Residents living just outside the gate to Fort Schuyler are raising concerns about loitering at a very scenic backdrop.

At the terminus of Pennyfield Avenue residents are raising concerns about cars parking and loitering into the late hours in a ‘no standing area’ adjacent to a seawall overlooking the East River that offers unobstructed views of Bronx Whitestone and Throgs Neck bridges.

However, the scenic background is across the street from a pair of condo complexes known as Pennyfield Estates 1 and 2 at 10 and 24 Pennyfield Avenue, and the evening visitors are disrupting the residents’ peace and quiet.

Ernest Nargi, a resident of one of the complexes, said that he has personally observed littering, drug use, the drinking of alcohol from open containers and public urination at the popular waterfront location.

Neighbors of his are concerned as well, according to Nargi.

“On some nights you will have a dozen vehicles out there and there is absolutely no quality of life enforcement,” he said.

He shared with the Bronx Times photos and videos of cars parked in the no standing zone, and one of a photo shoot that blocked the street and included smoke effects.

He said that he and some of his neighbors “just want quality of life enforcement.”

Nargi reached out to Senator Alessandra Biaggi.

Biaggi said that her office contacted the 45th Precinct on his behalf, as well as other appropriate city agencies.

“The 45th Precinct has informed my office that they will have a greater presence and more enforcement of any loitering going on,” said Biaggi.

Reach Reporter Patrick Rocchio at (718) 260–4597. E-mail him at Follow him on Twitter @patrickfrocchio.
This group took pictures along with smoke effects at area where there is a no-standing zone along a seawall on Pennyfield Avenue in Throggs Neck. Video of this was sent to the Bronx Times.
Photo courtesy of Ernest Nargi

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