This scene is located on Lefferts Blvd on a corner in South Richmond Hill. This house has been abandoned for quite a long ass time. Except as a reliable sanctuary for squatters and precocious teenagers in need of a place to play hooky or imbibe and get high with impunity.
A fire engulfed this once modest home back in 2015, a homeless man was found dead in the attic after the flames were put out. And last year a homeless man was found dead on the porch with his head caved in and left there by two men and a teenage girl who were found squatting inside.
Oddly enough, the house is being used for very raw and free advertising. Looks as if it’s appealing to a certain demographic looking to make a few Benjamins in a huff.
The house is thoroughly sealed.
And it still has satellite TV.
For a house that’s been blighting an area for over a decade, the hedges and bushes still look well maintained. And going by it’s history, it’s doubtlessly still being inhabited by the city’s housing insecure populace, for it probably is still safer to reside in than the city’s notorious homeless shelters, including the hotel ones. But what this abandoned home (and many others like them) and the aforementioned shelters truly shows it’s that it’s the only genuine real affordable housing that’s available in NYC.