Usually we find evidence of hoarding further downtown, but Upper East Siders are just like everyone else. Work on the Second Avenue subway has exposed one suspected but never before proven instance of UES hoarding, at 312 East 86th Street. DNAinfo nabbed some photos of the junk-strewn front yard, where owner Phyllis Battista is apparently known for yelling at people while sweeping the sidewalk and digging backyard holes that flood the basement of the neighboring restaurant. The police and MTA attempted to go inside to check the structural soundness of the building, but they couldn't see through the junk. The property now has a "failure to maintain" DOB violation, which we're sure will get the 30-year mess cleaned up ASAP.
· Upper East Siders Get Glimpse of 86th Street Hoarder's Home [DNAinfo]
· Hoarders coverage [Curbed]