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Marie Grasso Does Greenpoint

May 2, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

HOLY 311 OPERATORS! It would appear that Ms. Grasso and her funky bunch are set to make their indelible mark on the Garden Spot— and by “mark” I mean destroying stuff and making some very angry neighbors.

This is 186 Green Street. Or should that be this was 186 Green Street?* Note the new name for her business: MGM Demolition. This ploy is elegant in its simplicity: instead of addressing her firm’s less than professional conduct, just change the name of the firm and hope no one notices. Brilliant! Anyone care to place bets as to when this site will get hit with its first Stop Work Order?

With fine workmanship such as this (from Orient Avenue), I am certain it will happen soon enough.

In closing I would like to tender my sincerest sympathies to the residents of 15 Orient Avenue. Not only do they have to contend with Marie’s madness (as depicted above), but they also have to deal with this.

Be sure to check out the Stop Work Orders for this property (44 Maspeth Avenue), they’re a real hoot. Here is my personal favorite.

This classic complaint from last year is also worth mentioning for its almost Zen-like quality:

CLR STS AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS THEY ARE DOING CONSTRUCTION AND THE WORK THEY ARE DOING IS AFFECTING AROUND THE CORNER WIRES.THE CALLER HAVE NO PHONE SERVICE BECAUSE THE WIRES ARE BURIED UNDER THE WORK

If a contractor cuts off your telephone service and you complain to the Department of Buildings does it make a sound?

Answer: A resounding “NO”.

NO CONSTRUCTION WORK OBSERVED AT TIME OF INSPECTION. NO DAMAGED WIRES SEEN AT LOCATION

Miss Heather

*It is unclear what will be built here. Plans were filed last year for a five story (plus mezzanine and cellar) building. They were disapproved.

Comments

2 Comments on Marie Grasso Does Greenpoint

  1. SouthOfNYC on Fri, 2nd May 2008 4:04 pm
  2. If “THE WIRES ARE BURIED UNDER THE WORK”, how did the inspector hope to see them when they reported “NO DAMAGED WIRES SEEN AT LOCATION”? I’m baffled.

  3. judes on Fri, 2nd May 2008 8:58 pm
  4. They ripped out our phones and cable a couple times. The neighbors best get 311 (and occasionally 911 for when they run the backhoe into your building) on speed dial. The new name sure has a snappy ring to it. It’s also great fun to talk to Marie Grasso herself. As you might guess, she’s quite the charmer—sort of like a pit bull crossed with archie bunker. My sympathies.

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