Monday, May 18, 2009

Wrecking Brooklyn MMG Style


Late night mechanical demolition of 406 15th Street by our gang over at the Armory Heights Plaza. This audaciously unsafe job was signed off by the Buildings Dept. despite overwhelming protests by neighboring home owners at the time.


Brian Kates of the Daily News writes about our friendly home wrecker Ms. Grasso and her Staten Island based demolition company, MMG Design, or MMG Construction or what ever it's being called this week. Mr. Kates figures she owes the city something like $1.4million in unpaid vile-lations. Ms. Grasso doesn't recall owning a demolition company.




She's infamous over here in the south Slope, especially on 15th and 16th Streets.

Apparently, according to ECB records, MMG works without permits. MMG forgets to officially notify the neighbors when they are to start work. MMG doesn't post their contractor identification info out on the construction fence. Maybe because MMG doesn't know how to build a fence that will actually support the DOB paper work and remain standing for any length of time. MMG doesn't provide workers with safety equipment and harnesses. MMG uses unlawful scaffolding and uncertified workers to install scaffolding. MMG works against DOB stop work orders. MMG works on weekends and after hours. Housekeeping? The sites are often crowded and piled high with combustible debris.
Sidewalk sheds? Dumpster permits? MMG doesn't use any means of dust control. MMG will often use a back hoe with out proper mechanical demo permits. MMG fails to safeguard neighboring persons and property. MMG routinely forgets to water proof adjoining properties after exposing their side walls and foundations to the elements.


And now we find out that MMG does not pay their fines.
Check out for your self. Posted in numerical order, by address, a few of MMG's ECB violations. Feel free to send me any I missed and I will add them to the list.
Because the Devil is in the Details...
5 Roebling Street
11 Frost Street
156 16th St.
156 16th St.
156 16th St.
156 16th St.
172 Skillman Avenue
172 Skillman Avenue
172 Skillman Avenue
186 Green St.
187 23rd St.
187 23rd St.
187 23rd St.
187 23rd St.
187 23rd St.
178 15th St.
178 15th St.
182 15th St.
182 15th St.
202 8th St.
202 8th St.
202 8th St.
202 8th St.
202 8th St.
206 N. 12th St
206 N. 12th St.
206 N. 12th St.
206 N. 12th St.
206 N. 12th St.
206 N. 12th St.
224 16th St.
228 16th St.
228 16th St.
277 19th St.
277 19th St.
335 Greene Avenue
335 Greene Avenue
339 Greene Avenue
390 14th St.
390 14th St.
546 4th Ave.
546 4th Ave.
546 4th Ave.
546 4th Ave.
546 4th Ave.
546 4th Ave.
546 4th Ave.
546 4th Ave.
568 Union Ave
568 Union Ave
568 Union Ave
568 Union Ave
568 Union Ave
568 Union Ave
568 Union Ave
781 Dekalb Ave.
781 Dekalb Ave.
950 St. Johns Place
950 St. Johns Place
1154 45th St.
1156 45th St.
1463 E. 8th St.
1653 E. 2nd St.
1653 E.2nd St
1653 E. 2nd St
1653 E. 2nd St
1653 E. 2nd St
1653
1653
1653
1653E. 2nd St.
1824 E. 4th St.
3360 Shore Parkway


Other construction related stories by Brian Kates.


"So many ways to beat the system

And few places have witnessed it more often than south Park Slope."


"A rare victory for residents over shameless deception."


"Danger & ripoffs are on the rise

How hot construction biz brings a black market, scams & death."



"Sitting helpless as damage continues."

3 comments:

jamesforsyth said...

She isn't all that is bad. The DOB is an agency run by architects for architects. It is a playground for architects and contractors. Go to the DOB web site, there are a lot of suggestions to help contractors deal with annoying complaints.

Hell, it's just taxpayer money.

Now, try and find something that will help a consumer check the background of a contractor. You know, violations, outstanding complaints, that sort of thing.

It ain't there. And the Department of Consumer Affairs won't help either.

We need to hire a contractor to repair damages done to our apartment building by unsafe excavation next door that was endorsed by the DOB. But we really want access to the contractors' records because the DOB is so unreliable.

Maybe NYC needs a new agency which has the interests of consumers in focus.

CB said...

If anyone knows where MMG is currently working I'd appreciate the information

CB said...

If anyone knows where MMG Construction is working now I'd really appreciate the information