Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Hubris on 20th Street.
274 20th Street in Greenwood Heights.
Brooklyn Department of Buildings has done their best to catch South Slope scofflaw developers who characteristically build according to a Higher Law... Their Own!
But does it actually do any good in the long run, as years pass and still no corrections are made while fines go unpaid?
Old Dogs and still older tricks. Repeat performances.
First demolition without permits... Then after obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy for their 4 story building with 8 apartments, they go a step further and build an additional apartment in the building's storage cellar, against code. Can you guess who's handy work this is? Hint: This time it's not Henry Radusky or Bricolage.
10/04/2006 Developer demolishes entire building prior to inspection and with out proper demolition permits in place.
Buildings Department BEST Squad issues VIOLATION # 34538720Y
"WORK W/O PERMIT. UPON INSPECTION AT ABOVE PROPERTY BLDG WAS DEMOLISHED PRIOR TO INSPECTION ONLY FRONT GATES STILL IN PLACE & DOB RECORDS SHOWS NO DOB DEMO PERMIT HAS BEEN ISSUED. REMEDY:OBTAIN DEMO PERMIT."
11/01/2006 UNITED CONTAINER & CONSTRUCTION files for Demolition Permit to provide for "on site fill".
12/04/2006 Buildings Department signs off on demolition work.
Status: VIOLATION ACTIVE OVERDUE COMPLIANCE
"WORK W/O A PERMIT NOTED IN CELLAR. A CLASS "A" Apartment IS BUILT W/ FULL HEIGHT PARTITION WALLS CONSISTING OF 1 KITCHEN W/ GAS STOVE SINK ONE SINK ONE 3PC BATHROOM 2RM REMEDY: OBTAIN PERMIT IF FEASIBLE OR/TO RESTORE TO PRIOR CONDITION."
Specific Violation Condition(s) and Remedy:
"RESIDENCE ALTERED FOR OCCUPANCY AS A DWELLING FOR MORE THAN LEGALLY APPROVED # OF FAMILIES NOTED CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY #302226614F ON 04/10/2008 INDICATES BLDG OCCUPIED AS DWELLING 4FLOOR / 2 FAMILY PER FLOOR & ORDINARY"
266 22nd Street Violation History
Hint #2 Considered the poster child for everything that went wrong with the recent South Brooklyn building boom and the frightening motivation for the record setting, fast tracked, Community Board 7 down zoning of the South Slope, this 9 story monster building was permitted with the understanding that it would be used as a yeshiva faculty dormitory with a child care center on the ground floor. That never materialized. Instead the building's apartments were rented to Methodist Hospital interns. As for the ground floor space designated for the community facility daycare center, that ended up being divided into additional apartments in violation of the original C of O.
3/19/2007 Failure to comply w/the commissioner's order to file a certificate of correction w/the dob for violating condition cited in notice of violation #34463597y. Remedy: Correct the violating condition & file C of O
3/19/2007 Failure to comply w/the commissioner's order to file a certificate of correction w/the dob for the violating condition cited in notice of violation #34473984n. Remedy: Correct the violating condition & file C of O
8/15/2006 Failure to comply with the commissioners order to file a Certificate of Occupancy with the dob for violation # 34473984n. Remedy: File C of O
8/15/2006 Failure to comply with the commissioners order to file a C of O with the dob for violation# 34463597y. Remedy: File C of O
4/28/2005 Occupancy contrary to that allowed by the certificate of occupancy. Noted: Building is occupied by tenants affiliated with New York Methodist Hospital which is contrary to C of O #301318438.
Last, but certainly not least, your final hint.
For the Answer, click on the New Building Permit below.