I live in the LES. Since Nov. 2009, the career druggies in the apt. below mine have been making something with all the hallmarks of crystal meth. (Strong caustic fumes of acetic acid, ammonia, acetone, sulfuric & muriatic acids, lye, ether & paint thinner at times, also chemical cooking fumes. On 2/1/12, the whole block reeked of heavy ammonia, the locus of the ammonia was from the smoking sewer in my building which lasted all afternoon well into early evening. I was at work for most of it). I called & wrote the 9th precinct several times, wrote Manhattan S. Narcotics unit several times, spoke to a detective there, wrote NYPD headquarters & the mayor's office.
8 letters & several phone calls later, an 9th precinct officer told me "there was no report of my complaint". After I told him this, about a week later, after nearly a year of phone calls & letters (2010 & 2011) the complaint finally was recognized. 2 weeks later I receive the report that "no evidence of meth lab was found." (Could not have been much of an "investigation" lasting less than 2 wks). Nothing has changed at NYPD & I don't suppose anything will until this mayor & his lackey Kelly are finally gone. NYPD needs another Knapp-type commission but since the corruption is from the top down, I doubt that will ever happen.