Safety Is #1 At Studio B: 140 = 300

May 2, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

At 7:30 p.m. this evening I received the following missive from my buddy over at 11222:

they were putting the finishing touches on some wire fences meant to keep people from falling out of the roof garden. we’ll be going back over later with a camera.

My curiosity was killing me, so went by there at 8:30 p.m.

Exactly as stated, the wire mesh was in place and the rooftop party was getting started. Is Studio B legally entitled to have people in this space? No. But such trivialities as fire regulations, Stop Work Orders and Certificates of Occupancy doesn’t stop the owner of this establishment! Per an anonymous source, when queried as to what the capacity for this (illegal) rooftop garden was, the owner replied:

140— in other words 300.

Lest any of you harbored any doubts as to whether Studio B’s numerous safety issues were a matter of simple over sight. They aren’t.

Miss Heather

UPDATE: As of 1:30 a.m. I have been told the fire department has been called.

Correction: The F.D.N.Y AND the N.Y.P.D. were called (see comments). Look for more Studio B goodness May 5th!

Comments

4 Comments on Safety Is #1 At Studio B: 140 = 300

  1. addrobinson on Sat, 3rd May 2008 1:45 pm
  2. From everything I know about Studio B, other than the rooftop garden, none of this is new, the noise, the over capacity etc…. So what occurred recently that caused you to take such a strong stance against them?

  3. al oof on Sat, 3rd May 2008 3:24 pm
  4. probably the stop work orders?

  5. neighborhood threat on Sun, 4th May 2008 12:45 am
  6. how about, we’re tired of them being crappy neighbors? we’re tired of stupid ass hipsters who just moved here from kansas city or ohio or wherever screaming outside our windows?

    we were here first.

    police were out, fire marshalls were out. dumbass hipsters getting stopped on the street for open containers. we were pleased to see that they weren’t going to get away with completely ignoring the law.

  7. jake_tuff on Mon, 5th May 2008 10:52 am
  8. Is that rebar or chicken wire?

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