Nothing Like a Stop Work Order on a Saturday Afternoon

July 9, 2007 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Greenpoint is not a very exciting place. While some people may enjoy the constant hum of activity that comes with living in Manhattan, I like peace and quiet. To use Beastie Boy parlance, “slow and low” is my tempo. Always has been.

That said, there was a flurry of excitement on Manhattan Avenue this weekend. I had just returned to my job (after taking lunch) when a man poked his head in the door and shouted:

Hey, a building across the street is being issued a work order!

I bolted out the door without delay. I was not about to miss this. Miss Heather loves her some Stop Work Orders, but I had yet to see one being issued. When I got outside I noticed a number of my fellow Greenpointers must have shared my enthusiasm because a rather sizable crowd of gawkers had collected on the street.

After arguing with the building inspector in vain, the contractor took a moment to contemplate his new Stop Work Order.

988-900 Manhattan Avenue

After he was done, a number of this neighbors wandered over to do the same.

Greenpointers Inspecting SWO

Who knew the issuance of a Stop Work Order could generate so much interest? I certainly didn’t. Then again, maybe some of these people were fed up with the illegal weekend construction that has been conducted here for the last four weekends?

Just a thought.

Miss Heather


3 Comments on Nothing Like a Stop Work Order on a Saturday Afternoon

  1. Poo On That Shit on Mon, 9th Jul 2007 6:45 pm
  2. what the ass turd? i want to leave a comment on the story about the sign where the writer claimed he or she would kick the dog’s ass. i keep getting sent here. anyway…that is terrible. if i was that dog, i would shit on your shoe and bite your asshole. i would stalk you with shit piles until the end of time. it is not the dog’s fault. however, feel free to kick the dog OWNER’S ass.

  3. Rebecca11222 on Mon, 9th Jul 2007 7:38 pm
  4. The new and improved NYC noise ordinance took effect on July 1. I didn’t think it would ever be enforced, but….maybe?

  5. missheather on Mon, 9th Jul 2007 7:43 pm
  6. I’m going with doing work on a weekend without a permit. If the DOB cracked down on every single site that violated this rule I wonder what (if any) sites would still be in operation here. Seriously.

    I would also say that hazardous conditions or shoddy construction might also have been thrown at these people. This building is a POS if I ever saw one.

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