Upper West Side apartment dwellers tormented by endless McDonald’s smell

These Higher West Siders positively aren’t lovin’ it.

Residents of a West ninety fifth Road constructing say they’re being compelled to dwell with the odor of McDonald’s fries, Massive Macs and grease choking their houses, after a rooftop exhaust fan from the quick meals chain was turned away from a swanky new high-rise and directed at them.

“Generally it will get stronger and you may odor hamburgers. It’s simply disgusting,” mentioned resident José Londondo of the constructing at 255 West ninety fifth Road, which is close to Broadway.

First-floor resident Stephen Stanczyk, 61, advised The Publish that earlier than the brand new luxurious constructing went up, the fumes from the McDonald’s subsequent door had been dumped out to Broadway. However now the vent is turned to face the aggrieved neighbors’ constructing.

“So we’ve obtained French fries at three within the morning. It’s really extra like rancid hamburgers, that’s what it smells like,” Stanczyk mentioned.

The smelly scenario, which was first reported by the West Aspect Rag, has been particularly unsavory for Londondo, a vegetarian whose window overlooks the vent.

Neighbors are fed up with their flats smelling like Mickey D’s all through the day.
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The 57-year-old invited The Publish into his house to absorb an amazing French fry odor that wafted by way of his house as he opened the window.

“The home windows and doorways are closed due to that,” the 20-year resident mentioned, referring to the odor.

“It’s irritating. It’s very irritating as a result of I’ve to maintain the home windows closed,” the panorama designer added.

“It’s a superb factor we aren’t fascinated with promoting it anytime quickly.”

The McDonald’s vent faces the neighbors’ houses, inflicting a foul odor.
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One third-floor resident who didn’t need to give his identify known as the brand new excessive rise development on the road a “nightmare” and mentioned “everybody” within the constructing is complaining in regards to the undesirable odor of Micky D’s.

“It’s not too unhealthy in my house however all people else has complained about it.”

The every day stench has mobilized residents of the six-story constructing to get NYC Councilwoman Gale Brewer concerned.

Brewer, who represents the realm, despatched a letter to the individual she believes is the shop proprietor in August to complain in regards to the scenario on behalf of the residents.

“They state that your manger and employees on the McDonald’s … have all the time been pleasant and responsive, and I can attest to that,” she wrote. “Nevertheless, it’s my understanding that on April 4th an exhaust fan was rerouted and it then spewed fumes into the home windows of people that dwell at 255 West ninety fifth Road.”

Councilwoman Gale Brewer is now advocating on the residents’s behalf to discover a answer to the odor.

The McDonald’s supervisor claims there’s nothing they will do now.

The Higher West facet residents can odor all types of McDonald’s menu gadgets from their models.

A spokesperson for Brewer mentioned town’s Division of Well being and Division of Environmental Safety advised the councilwoman’s workplace the McDonald’s was in code-compliance.

The supervisor of the McDonald’s, Maria, advised The Publish, it wasn’t the chain retailer’s fault. She mentioned when the brand new constructing started development, the followers had been put in.

“I’m positive no one desires a odor like that of their constructing all day however there’s nothing we will do,” mentioned Maria, who didn’t need to give her final identify.

“The vents come from the kitchen. So the whole lot fried goes up. It’s the fryers. It comes from the fryers – the rooster, the fish, the rooster McNuggets, the fries,” Maria added, admitting she wouldn’t need to dwell with the odor every day.

McDonald’s company workplace didn’t reply to a request for remark.

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