Fontana’s Patrons Treat Eldridge Street Like Bathroom

Posted on: February 16th, 2011 at 6:39 am by

There is no doubt a direct correlation between the proliferation of neighborhood nightspots and cases of public urination and puking.  Just walk around on any given weekend to see party-goers heaving or dropping trou in dark spaces.  But bars and restaurants continue their takeover of the Lower East Side nonetheless.

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One Boogie reader is having such problems with Fontana’s at 105 Eldridge Street, and is at wit’s end.  Our tipster sent the following letter and photo evidence:

I was wondering if you guys/gals have any comments or advice to this annoyance I am having with customers of Fontana’s Bar. I am a resident who lives in the building next door to Fontana’s. Ever since the bar opened, my building has become a public restroom for their clients. This has died down compared to the first few years it opened. Unfortunately, there are still people peeing, loitering…and vomiting at the front door…

Honestly, my building is already not as clean as I wish it would be, but I’d appreciate it if their customers didn’t contribute to the situation. Imagine coming home to this…[please view the pictures I took on Feb 5 and Feb 6]. I’m tired of having to avoid stepping into a puddle of urine while trying to get into my building on the weekends….I don’t even know where to begin in regards to the STENCH it leaves….

What can I do? Call 311?

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What say you, dear readers? Creative solutions?

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