New York Shitty Day Starter: 239 Banker Street, Continued

January 12, 2012 by
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

As yesterday’s “Day Ender”  suggests there were clear signs of (yet more) activity at 239 Banker Street. More specifically: there were not one, not two, but THREE young men waiting to be shown apartments therein. I know this because I asked them. Not wishing to see these nice fellows ending up on the street like their predecessors, I gave them a warning— and my card. I asked them to tell me what they saw. Guess what? One did! Via comments in the previously-mentioned post:

I’m actually one of the young gentlemen photographed above, and I got the opportunity to view the apartments within this afternoon.

We specifically asked the realtor whether the building was residentially zoned and he lied to our faces. When we pointed to the fluttering pennants affixed to the light posts in front of the building which read “Greenpoint Industrial Zone”, he told us that they were old and that the zoning has been changed. There seemed to already be several units which were occupied on the third floor where the heating was on, but the second floor was freezing cold and seemed to be generally still under construction.



One Comment on New York Shitty Day Starter: 239 Banker Street, Continued

  1. Peter on Thu, 12th Jan 2012 10:35 am
  2. From what I understand about building codes, it would not be legal to allow occupancy of the third floor when the second floor is still under construction and unheated. Leaving aside the whole zoning issue, of course.

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