Culture on the Cheap
202 Franklin Street Gets Served
a court summons, that is.
Anyone who has lived in north Greenpoint for any appreciable period of time is familiar with this building. The tenants were driven out by a fire several years ago and despite a succession of different owners, the repairs needed to enable these people to move back home have never been done.
From what I could deduce from the court papers, they are petitioning the court for a 7A administrator. In nutshell, a 7A administrator is a “superintendent” assigned by the court to do repairs in cases of severe landlord neglect. Given the inexcusable situation at 202 Franklin, I see no reason why a reasonable judge (or an unreasonable one with an iota of compassion) would decline their request.
I wish the people of 202 Franklin the best of luck in court and hope they can call this building home again soon.