Culture on the Cheap
30-03 Newtown Avenue Is Ready For The Holidays!
Some of you might recall my post earlier this month when I confessed to having a fit of Astorian demolition envy.
Well, a very astute observer, New York Shitty commenter and fellow D.O.B. critic vintagejames noted:
The devil is in the details. The demolition permit for 30-03 Newtown Ave. is for a 1-story building; the one being taken down has two. Also, look at the demolition checklist. Code A11 is for 5 day notice to adjoining owners. Was that done? Those wonderful people who undermined the foundation of the building that I live in did not bother with that little item, although the permit at bisweb said it was filed. In keeping with their mantra, the DOB swept the issue under the rug.
I beg to differ, James. The fine folks at First Class Wrecking got their facts straight and received a demolition permit for a two story house at the aforementioned address the very same day! Not that it really matters much; 30-03 Newtown Avenue is a one story structure nowadays. What’s more, a nice Christmas wreath adorns the front door.
Good will towards men!
And Santa, please lock the door when you leave.