Culture on the Cheap
New York Shitty Video Du Jour: Today At 239 Banker Street
(NOTE: If you watch very carefully between .30 and .33 of this video you will see a worker removing something from a window. No sir, no funny business going on here!)
As you can see these fellows are taking that Stop Work Order very seriously.
… With regard to 239 Banker Street, I cannot say whether they will be covered by the Loft Law. However, when the building was vacated in 2009, many tenants suddenly lost their living spaces as well as thousands of dollars in rent and security deposits. I do not want to see a repeat of that event. I will work to ensure that all building code issues at 239 Banker are addressed, but I hope to avoid seeing another vacate order if possible… — City Councilman of the 33rd District, Stephen Levin.
UPDATE, 9:10 p.m.: It would appear that someone has complained to the Department of Buildings.
Actually, I know for a fact that two complaints were called in. The latter person/tipster was advised by the 311 operator they are not accepting duplicate complaints. Your tax dollars/civil servants at work, folks!
Tags: 11222, 239 Banker Street, 39 Meserole Avenue, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Illegal Conversion, Industrial Business Zone, Occupancy Contrary to Certificate of Occupancy, Occupancy Contrary to Legal Use, Stephen Levin, Stop Work Order, The Factory Lofts, The Sweater Factory Lofts, Work Without A Permit