Culture on the Cheap
From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Dispatch From 239 Banker Street
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
A person we’ll call “J” writes:
It’s been great reading about 239 Banker Street after I had moved in from your blog. Already planning my move out.
Work restarted this morning: lots of workers all over the building working on apartments. Of particular interest were the bags of cement in the lobby ready to be turned into concrete, and a work permit that expired in July explicitly prohibiting concrete work. So they took down a STOP WORK order to put in an expired work permit that doesn’t even permit them to do what they’re doing in the building.What a goddamn mess.
New York Shitty analysis: I suppose posting a permit (even an invalid one) is a(n albeit deceptive) step in the right direction. Hilarious.
Tags: 11222, 239 Banker Street, 245 Banker Street, 39 Meserole Avenue, Contruction without a permit, Department of Buildings, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, IBZ, Illegal Conversion, Industrial Business Zone, Loft Law, Occupancy Contrary to Certificate of Occupancy, Sweater Factory Lofts, The Factory Lofts, Violation of Stop Work Order