Either no one dumping their stuff off here realizes it, or else no one cares that the Salvation Army on Steinway Street in Astoria closed. Donations at this location are no longer accepted, since no one is there to accept them.
“Donations”, if you can call them that, continue to pile up outside the abandoned second-hand shop, where it remains unclear who intends to scoop up this pile of pre-owned bras, undergarments, bedsheets, combs, and a television. I would think peeps at the nearest Salvation Army outlet, on 61st Street in Woodside, might consider it their civic responsibility, even if they have no longer have any official connection to this location.
But then another nearby used goods shop, the Goodwill shop on Van Dam Street, might also consider it worth scooping up, as the selection of garments in particular matches the spirit of their inventory of large containers filled with thousands of articles of old clothing.
But the truth is neither Salvation Army nor Goodwill would find it in their interests to take this stuff. Anything left curbside like this, whoever left it there, is officially property of the Department of Sanitation. Dumping stuff here is legal but taking it is not. It is illegal for anyone to scavenge DOS’s property.