Culture on the Cheap
Safety Is #1 At Studio B: 140 = 300
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.
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!