Coming to 239 Banker Street: The Loft Law?

April 26, 2012 by
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

That’s right folks! It would appear this month someone has filed for protection under the Loft Law! Given the amended law states three or more families must have lived independently from one another for 12 consecutive months from 1/1/08 through 12/21/09— and 239 Banker Street (which started showing signs of habitation May 31, 2009) was vacated by the Department of Buildings on September 24, 2009:

Do the math.

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6 Comments on Coming to 239 Banker Street: The Loft Law?

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  1. freemanstudio on Fri, 27th Apr 2012 9:31 am
  2. they can apply for loft law status, but they will have an almost impossible task of getting coverage. The problem is that once they apply and receive a docket number they are actually protected from any action from DOB, which actually sucks because there is a 2-3 year back up to hear the case with the loft board. So while they will almost certainly lose the hearing they will keep moving people into the space who will get evicted in 2 or 3 years at best. I hope the loft board refuses to give them a docket number since they meet NONE of the requirements need to get coverage. Certainly not three or more families have lived independently from one another for 12 consecutive months from 1/1/08 through 12/21/09, in a building that lacks a residential certificate of occupancy.

  3. missheather on Fri, 27th Apr 2012 9:35 am
  4. That loft law application was filed PRECISELY because it “protects” the owners from any/all actions the Department of Buildings. Clearly they know how to “work” the system.

  5. freemanstudio on Fri, 27th Apr 2012 9:51 am
  6. Only protects them IF they get a docket number…

  7. missheather on Fri, 27th Apr 2012 9:56 am
  8. So let’s see if they get one. Given the building was vacated during the period stipulated by the law it seems doubtful. Of course, given the relative inaction by the Department of Buildings on this I do not rule ANYTHING out of the realm of possibility.

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