Trash into Treasure: A Vision for an East Flatbush Dumping Ground

A large, faded sign hangs on the graffiti-laden facade of Qualimax Car Wash in East Flatbush advertising its grand opening specials. It’s one of the many unkempt remnants of a business that long closed its doors, along with dozens of totaled cars and trash piled high in the unoccupied building.

The Department of Buildings currently has 14 complaints on the property that cite worries from concerns about the fire threat it poses to its numerous broken and exposed windows. With no doors or fence, the skeleton of the business promotes an ever-growing pile of trash, and not just some old paper and newspapers. The trash here includes items like heavy machinery, tires, and old furniture.

A large, faded sign hangs on the graffiti-laden facade of Qualimax Car Wash in East Flatbush advertising its grand opening specials. It’s one of the many unkempt remnants of a business that long closed its doors, along with dozens of totaled cars and trash piled high in the unoccupied […]

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