Monday, July 23, 2007

How to Have a Crappy, Modern Weekend on N. 7th Street

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Apartments at The Modern, which is under construction on N. 7th Street in Williamsburg between Driggs and Roebling, are selling for an average of $1M, with one of them priced at $1.8M. Neighbors, however, have been complaining that its construction is causing major problems. On Saturday, we ran a post about the contractors using a hydrant that was causing some concern that a leaking underground pipe could cause problems. (Previously, we've posted about equipment showing up at 4AM and undermined sidewalks and other construction-related fun.) Then, on Saturday, it turned out that the construction machine using the water damaged a sewer line. This, in turn, generated much activity on the block:
We have reps from the Department of Buildings, the Department of Environmental Protection, Keyspan and Con Edison at the site along with 5 various trucks. Work started at 7AM and will go through the day and might go into Sunday if the Sewer line is as badly damaged as a Rep from D.E.P thinks it is. This site has already been given a stop work order for nearly damaging the L train tunnel that is right under the site. As soon as they were allowed to go back to work they damaged the sewer line. You would think that a developer who is getting up to 1.8 million dollars for a unit would want to get the building up in a timely manner. This is not progress.
Another email let us know that work on the site yesterday (Sunday) went until 4PM. By the time we strolled past around 7PM, all was finally quiet and some of the neighbors were sitting outside enjoying a nice evening.

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