Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: 184 Eagle Street

June 19, 2009 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

If anyone from the Department of Buildings is reading this (and finally feels inclined to inspect this building which has a number of complaints filed that an illegal hotel is being operated on the premises— some of which date as far back as February) you might want to check out this unit located on easternmost corner of the 5th floor.


As you can see a pair of bunk beds are clearly visible from the street. Bunk beds, I will add, which bear a striking resemblance to the ones featured on Luxe Guesthouse’s web site.*


It doesn’t get much more obvious than this, folks. Not that I expect this post (or any of my previous posts about this building) to motivate the Department of Buildings to actually do anything. They’ve sat on their hands for five months and I have little doubt they will continue to do so for at least five more.

I have said it before and I’ll say it again:

What is the point of having laws on the books if they are not enforced?

This is laughable.

Miss Heather

Image Credits/Information: The former photograph was taken yesterday, June 18 at approximately 10:00 p.m. The latter comes courtesy of Hostel Bookers dot com.

*Which is currently parked but a new and improved site is promised. Hence why I gleaned the latter image from Hostel Bookers dot com.


3 Comments on Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: 184 Eagle Street

  1. cliffdonovan on Fri, 19th Jun 2009 9:58 pm
  2. This is a very interesting bit of information….Very good photo too and good investigative work if you will…

  3. missheather on Fri, 19th Jun 2009 11:30 pm
  4. There was very little investigation. Just a number of emails from people griping about this place, a little poking around the DOB’s web site and common sense.

  5. eric the beehivehairdresser on Mon, 22nd Jun 2009 10:18 am
  6. At a recent CB10 meeting illegal SROs and illegal hotels were discussed. Apparently there is a law on the books with something to do with fire code: Two people per available legal bedroom.

    Two bedroom apt = 4
    Three bedroom apt = 6


    It was suggested at that CB10 meeting that a combo of reaching out to the DOB (which is as useful as pineapple 200 underwater) and reaching out to the FDNY should be done in these cases.

    The thought is that people usually allow a group of uniformed firemen into their place when asked. FDNY makes an inspection, sees extreme illegal use that goes against fire code and goes about getting an eviction ASAP.

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