HEAT ALERT

Hot and humid weather moves in. Steamy heat will peak Thursday into Friday on Long Island

N. Bellmore homeowner says hole is swallowing his backyard

A longtime homeowner on Virginia Avenue in North Bellmore says part of his backyard has been swallowed up by a hole.

News 12 Staff

May 28, 2019, 5:03 PM

Updated 1,848 days ago

Share:

A longtime homeowner on Virginia Avenue in North Bellmore says part of his backyard has been swallowed up by a hole.
Dan Butler says the pit is the result of the home next door being torn down. He says two sections of his fence have collapsed into the pit.
Butler says he has contacted the Town of Hempstead over the past year and a half, asking for something to be done about the stalled new construction as he watches the pit grow larger and take more of his yard.
The town says it has sent out inspectors multiple times and has issued multiple violations to the owner of the property.
The town says it's working with the owner of the property and a new contractor to expedite the work and get the new home's foundation done by the end of June.
Neighbors say they're just as frustrated as Butler and that they have also contracted the Town of Hempstead numerous times.


More from News 12
1:49
Police: Justin Timberlake charged with DWI in Sag Harbor

Police: Justin Timberlake charged with DWI in Sag Harbor

2:35
HEAT ALERT: Very warm and humid conditions to kick off summer season

HEAT ALERT: Very warm and humid conditions to kick off summer season

1:13
Retired Bay Shore elementary school teacher accused of sexually abusing students faces child porn charges

Retired Bay Shore elementary school teacher accused of sexually abusing students faces child porn charges

2:00
Long Beach City Council to vote on emergency powers for city manager following shooting, illegal gathering

Long Beach City Council to vote on emergency powers for city manager following shooting, illegal gathering

1:45
Sachem, West Babylon residents to revote on school spending plans

Sachem, West Babylon residents to revote on school spending plans

1:55
FAA set to force LI air traffic controllers to relocate to Philadelphia in weeks

FAA set to force LI air traffic controllers to relocate to Philadelphia in weeks

0:21
Suffolk DA: Alleged MS-13 gang member indicted for attack that blinded 2 men

Suffolk DA: Alleged MS-13 gang member indicted for attack that blinded 2 men

0:22
Police: Man wanted for stealing tools, security camera from Coram garage

Police: Man wanted for stealing tools, security camera from Coram garage

1:26
Made on Long Island: Kate’s Vintage Rose in Stony Brook

Made on Long Island: Kate’s Vintage Rose in Stony Brook

2:17
Long Islanders prep to beat the heat

Long Islanders prep to beat the heat

2:03
Long Beach completes first full day with new restrictions

Long Beach completes first full day with new restrictions

1:50
Mineola resident says Confederate soldiers should be removed from memorial

Mineola resident says Confederate soldiers should be removed from memorial

2:05
Village of Hempstead says residence where fire broke out was ‘unfit’ to live in

Village of Hempstead says residence where fire broke out was ‘unfit’ to live in

1:48
Man sentenced to up to 21 years in prison for crash that killed married couple in Laurel Hollow

Man sentenced to up to 21 years in prison for crash that killed married couple in Laurel Hollow

0:40
Freeport man sentenced to up to 18 years in prison for DWI crash that killed 3

Freeport man sentenced to up to 18 years in prison for DWI crash that killed 3

2:03
Nassau County reports budget surplus again, wants end of NIFA control over finances

Nassau County reports budget surplus again, wants end of NIFA control over finances

1:43
Main Street Long Island: Showcasing the best of Lynbrook

Main Street Long Island: Showcasing the best of Lynbrook

1:36
Paws & Pals: Dogs up for adoption at Remember Me Rescue NY on June 17

Paws & Pals: Dogs up for adoption at Remember Me Rescue NY on June 17

0:29
Nassau police: 2 women charged in Franklin Square home burglary

Nassau police: 2 women charged in Franklin Square home burglary

2:15
Police: Woman arrested for motorcyclist hit-and-run in Patchogue

Police: Woman arrested for motorcyclist hit-and-run in Patchogue