From The New York Shitty Inbox: The Sweater Lofts Get DOB’d

August 12, 2009 by
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 


Anonymous writes (in an email entitled “DOB is SO STUPID”):



I guess they didn’t notice the front door(s).* This is sort of funny given the tenants of this building clearly have.


As Kurt Vonnegut would say:

So it goes…

Miss Heather

*And then of course there is the freight elevator where Max Stark’s funky bunch were thoughtful enough to post the plans for this hotel these residential lofts.


7 Comments on From The New York Shitty Inbox: The Sweater Lofts Get DOB’d

  1. neighborhood threat on Wed, 12th Aug 2009 4:14 pm
  2. $5000 fine!

  3. missheather on Wed, 12th Aug 2009 4:18 pm
  4. WOW. I am certain that’ll learn ’em.

  5. Rebecca11222 on Wed, 12th Aug 2009 6:42 pm
  6. Means of egress are often rendered invisible by bribes

  7. no no on Wed, 12th Aug 2009 9:07 pm
  8. I bet the fire department would be concerned if there was a hazardous situation in an inhabited building with no way in to help.
    Tip: look for the cheap home depot doors.

  9. missheather on Wed, 12th Aug 2009 9:15 pm
  10. Maybe some should call the FDNY? I’m certain the Fire Marshal/Greenpoint’s own 106 Ladder Company would have an interesting take on this “hotel”.

  11. al oof on Thu, 13th Aug 2009 1:58 am
  12. this is pretty hysterical, from the contact page on the sweater loft page:

    “Apartment living is the conventional form of living in the city. From tall high rise towers to three family brownstones, apartments are housed in buildings of all shapes and sizes – all offering one key component – convenience.”

    they are trying to convince us that apartment living is the way to go. who is their audience here? so so weird.

    there are no prices on the website. are they for sale or rent? if you live in an illegally converted building, i hope it’s at least super cheap. i doubt that it is though.

  13. foodiej81 on Wed, 26th Aug 2009 7:50 am
  14. This weekend as we were walking by 239 Banker my husband and I noticed that the door was unlocked so we decided to take a stroll through our new neighborhood ‘hotel’. Well there are definitely people living there, there is mail being delivered and I saw a man taking his dog out for a walk. The ‘apartments’ are still under construction though. We have an acquaintance that put money down on an apartment but is now waiting for a refund because they were told the place will not be ready for another month. Word is they are renovating one dwelling at a time because they have run out of money and won’t be able to finish the project till 70% are rented.
    I also saw two men waiting outside the building at around 730 on Monday night; two traditionally dressed Jewish men pulled up in a minivan and met them to show an apartment. I don’t know if anyone has been there recently but the message on the door is asking for “max” to get them a real front door.

    I was wondering if the same people are those that purchased the viridian project. A few weeks ago we went on a tour of the viridian; I couldn’t help my curiosity, and learned that the place isn’t supposed to be open on Saturdays because the owners observe the Sabbath. (However this was in fact a Saturday, so go figure.)

    Regardless I called 311 yesterday and sent in 3 anonymous complaints regarding the building at 239 Banker. It’s a ridiculous project and I wish the DOB would be more proactive in following up on the stop work order.

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