Culture on the Cheap
New York Shitty Day Starter: Another DOB Complaint Lodged Against 239 Banker Street
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
Lest the Department of Buildings needs any help verifying this complaint I offer this video, shot August 6, 2012:
These photos taken one month later (September 6th) by an anonymous tipster:
And this image which was taken September 10, 2012 by yours truly:
New York Shitty analysis:
- The only thing this complainer failed to note is that the owners of 239 Banker Street are violating a Stop Work Order. This is understandable given they have removed the Stop Work Order from their building (which is in and of itself a violation of the law).
- And despite (0r more likely to due to) a Loft Law application, the landlord is going about business as usual…
But I suppose this makes for even more tenants to organize. It is my understanding the Loft Law (and its revision) were intended to preserve the artistic integrity/fabric of our community. Speaking as an artist, I fail to see how stainless steel appliances and $2,700+ a month rent are crucial factors in “displacement prevention”.
Tags: 11222, 239 Banker Street, 39 Meserole Avenue, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Illegal Conversion, Industrial Business Zone, JL Take Two LLC, Loft Law, NAG, Neighbors Allied For Good Growth, Occupancy Contrary to Certificate of Occupancy, Ryan Kuonen, Stephen Levin, The Factory Lofts, The Meserole Lofts, The Sweater Factory Lofts, Vito Lopez