While the in Smithtown is easily the most recognized abandoned eyesore on that roadway, there's another you might have missed.
Shielded from the road by towering bamboo sits 436 Edgewood Avenue, a small ranch house that has been left to decay in the neighborhood. Boards are rotted, trees have fallen on the house and an old motor boat sits on cinder blocks on the cracked asphalt driveway.
Last owned by the Church of the Gospel Ministry, the house now been once the town drafts an official plan for dealing with the host of ramshackle properties in the area. The vandalized former trucking facility behind the Smithtown Long Island Rail Road Station .
“The town is thinking of a blight ordinance, which is beyond a property maintenance ordinance,” Frank DeRubeis, director of planning for the Town of Smithtown, told Patch last summer. “We can write it. The hard part is deciding how you can implement it. When it comes to property we have to be careful. We can do something when there is a clear public problem."
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The last time the town dealt with 436 Edgewood was in 2010, when they approved the installation of fencing around the property to section off the "unsafe" structure, according to a May 2010 town agenda.
According to real estate listing site Redfin.com, the lot size at 436 Edgewood is more than 35,000 square feet and has a taxable value of $11,365.
What would you like to see happen to this property? And check our gallery for photos of the blighted house.