Saturday, September 29, 2007

Greenpoint House Attacked by Truck (Doing Illegal Work) at Scarano Building

53 Java Truck

Paying attention to the rampant violations of work hours and stop workers can be a rich and rewarding endeavor, although not necessarily for the victims. Take the case of 53 Java Street, a project designed by Brooklyn architect Robert Scarano, in Greenpoint. What you are looking at is a photo of a truck that tipped over into a house while workers were pouring concrete at the site yesterday evening in violation of a stop work order on the Scarano building. Our Greenpoint correspondent captured this scene as it unfolded, phoning in a report and, then, writing:
As the fine chaps at 53 Java Street were violating a stop work order today (pouring cement), the truck turned overturned and bruised up the front right-hand corner of its neighbor, 51 Java Street. As of 6:42 this evening they were still busy extracting it.

Per the owner of 51 Java (who I spoke to this evening), this is the second time they have hit his property. This time he fears there might be structural damage. The first time (these people hit his property) was 3 weeks ago. That time it was an earth mover. They destroyed 1/3 of his garden.
A complaint was filed with the Department of Buildings at 4:53 PM:
CALLER STATES THAT THE BOTTOM CORNER OF A BUILDING AT THE ABOVE LOCATION, WHERE THEY WERE CONSTRUCTION GOING ON THE CONSTRUCTION TRUCK OVER TURNED AND HIT THE BOTTOM OF BUILDING CAUSING STRUCTURAL DAMAGE.
Can't wait to see how this one does, or doesn't, turn out. A pretty sunset shot of the house damaging truck, below.

53 Java Truck Two

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3 Comments:

Blogger Mandy said...

love the photo of the sunset!

7:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

first off you need to get your story straight. There was a partial stop work order, which means you can still work on the site. Secondly, it was soil being delivered not concrete. Mainly, no one was injured.

4:19 PM  
Anonymous digusted said...

no one was injured? how about no one's house? who's paying for no one's property damage? who's a big greedy slimemongering dickhead?

7:16 PM  

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