Culture on the Cheap
Spotted At 120 South 4 Street: Work
As my previously blogged bit of zen courtesy of 646 Manhattan Avenue would suggest, today was filled with many an interesting discovery! This was certainly the case when I walked by 120 South 4 Street and saw men at work. More specifically, they were installing windows. I found this interesting for a number of reasons. Foremost among them:
this property has a standing Stop Work Order on it. Not that the owners of this property seemed to be terribly troubled about this technicality, mind you. Why should they be? They have amassed a litany of unpaid ECB fines and no real, substantive action has been taken.
Anyone care to do the math?
UPDATE, March 3, 2013:
It would appear that the Department of Building’s Emergency Response Team paid this site a visit the next day!
Naturally I had to bring this to my Community Board’s attention:
Update, March 4, 2013: Not only did I get a response from Community Board 1, but apparently they have received other complaints as well. They’re on it!
P.S.: Last October a man was found stabbed to death in this building. You can read about this gruesome and sad turn of events here. Be sure to take a moment to look through all the photos.
In so doing, gentle readers, you’ll quickly ascertain that 120 South 4 Street has acquired quite a few new windows in the last four months.
P.S.#2: Here is something that might be illuminating regarding what constitutes a HAZMAT site.