From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Smile!

October 17, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City, The Word On The Street, Urban Artifact 

Taken by Michael.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Untitled

October 12, 2014 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, New York City 

Taken by Robert S.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: If You See Something…

October 2, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy, Subway 

Taken by Gisele Duprez.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: City Noir

September 29, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City 

Taken by Axel Taferner.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: $20 is Too Little Anyway…

September 25, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy 

Taken by Flatbush Gardener.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Settings Check

September 21, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City, Upper East Side, Upper East Side Manhattan 

Taken by Axel Taferner.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: The Big Apple

September 20, 2014 ·
Filed under: Midtown, Midtown Manhattan, New York City 

Taken by Luis Peralta.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Verrazano Narrows Bridge

September 19, 2014 ·
Filed under: New York City 

Taken by Rommel Parada.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: San Gennaro, 2014

September 16, 2014 ·
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy, Urban Fur 

Taken by Scoboco.

Today In Illegal Hotels: 5 West 31st Street

Yesterday I had the pleasure of sojourning with some good friends of mine. One fellow— we’ll call him “Q”— took me on a tour of Inwood. Simply put, it was awesome.

5 West 31 Street nys

In return I showed “Q”, being a good host, a not terribly unfamiliar sight in our fair city…

5 West 31 Street door nys

I speak of none other than a Vacate Order!

5 West 31 Street Red Cross nys

It is accompanied by a Red Cross notice. This is getting interesting!

Restraining Order nys

A “restraining order”? This a whole new game. One which I felt compelled to investigate when I got home.

DOB BIS 5 West 31 street

Behold the copious number of actions (94) and violations (103). Impressive!

illegal conversion 5 31 nys

Converting a three bedroom apartment into a five bedroom apartment with two bedrooms twhich sport no windows. Nope, our Bravest ain’t gonna like that one bit!

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No sprinklers either? Oh boy.

illegal conversion nys

 

So they converted three floors of residential space— seven, nine and ten respectively– into hostel space and were in the process of converting floors six and four— without permits naturally. That nonsense is for rank amateurs and these urbanoasisnyc.com folks are superstars!

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However their clients seemed to have liked them enough. You can see reviews, photos, etc. of this super-sized and quite illegal former hostel on Trip Advisor. Obviously they have not heard the news yet…