202 Franklin Street Gets Served

April 27, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

a court summons, that is.

Anyone who has lived in north Greenpoint for any appreciable period of time is familiar with this building. The tenants were driven out by a fire several years ago and despite a succession of different owners, the repairs needed to enable these people to move back home have never been done.

From what I could deduce from the court papers, they are petitioning the court for a 7A administrator. In nutshell, a 7A administrator is a “superintendent” assigned by the court to do repairs in cases of severe landlord neglect. Given the inexcusable situation at 202 Franklin, I see no reason why a reasonable judge (or an unreasonable one with an iota of compassion) would decline their request.

I wish the people of 202 Franklin the best of luck in court and hope they can call this building home again soon.

Miss Heather


One Comment on 202 Franklin Street Gets Served

  1. rexlic on Sun, 27th Apr 2008 3:43 pm
  2. If I were a former resident of 202, I’m not sure I’d want to move back unless the ownership changed hands. Once a slumlord schmuck, always a slumlord schmuck.

    I must admit, though, my favorite part was the photo of an abandoned, neglected building: note the satellite dish affixed (probably illegally) to the fire escape.

    Ah, the Garden Spot.

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