New York Shitty Day Ender: 211 Huron Street

August 24, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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On August 10, 2009 I wrote:

…Anyone care to bet on how many stories will be completed before the Department of Buildings issues a Stop Work Order?

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They’re well on their way to floor #3. They’re even built a stairwell to it!

Miss Heather

P.S.: They still have no valid permits.

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Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: 211 Huron Street

August 11, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Bloomblight, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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It would appear that despite torrential rain, stifling heat and lack of valid permits— a place so special that Joey Arak over at Curbed called it:

…the strangest construction project in Greenpoint…

keeps on keeping on! What’s more, who can’t get teary eyed at the sight of the stars and stripes flying proudly atop of this shitheap. Anyone care to bet on how many stories will be completed before the Department of Buildings issues a Stop Work Order?

Miss Heather

Construction Site Du Jour: 211 Huron Street

July 28, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Abjectecture, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

You know how the saying goes:

All’s well that ends well.

Well, I would like to update this adage with a distinctly Greenpointian twist:

Anything that starts out this badly will probably end up being even worse.

Which brings me to this.

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I have seen a lot of shoddy construction work in my day. So much so that I have become somewhat oblivious to it. That is until I beheld 211 Huron Street. This site is in a class all its own.

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This is without argument one of the most fascinating construction fences I have ever seen.*

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The use of a residential door gives it a “cozy” feel lacking in this day and age of mega-development and glass boxes. If you lived here, you’d be homeless by now!

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Signs, signs, everywhere a sign— but these missives pass muster as such only in the most academic sense of the word. It should be noted, however, that although they do not score points for relaying information they do create an interesting montage!

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As you can see no expense has been spared on cement. In fact, they even went to the trouble of repaving part of the street. I have no doubt this will work wonders for our already beleaguered sewage system.

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Need a place to store your stuff? That’s what your next door neighbor’s property is for!

The more eagle-eyed among you probably noticed there are no permits whatsoever to be found at 211 Huron Street. This is because they have no valid permits (those expired in April**). Not that this formality appears to have deterred them from working anyway.

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Whoops.

Miss Heather

*Note the absence of a sidewalk shed. It would appear they really need one.
**What is slated to be built here is as follows:

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Don’t believe me? Click here and see for yourself!

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