Fart Fest #1: Take Your Stop Work Order and Stick It
The ugly demolition of 5 Roebling in Williamsburg was halted by the Department of Buildings on Thursday. The Stop Work Order was for an unsafe demolition and for illegal mechanical demolition. On Friday and Saturday, workers were on the job removing scaffolding despite the Stop Work Order. Yesterday, we found the Stop Work Order itself removed from the fence, although the order remains in effect. Among the three complaints about the site registered with DOB since the end of the week is one for the Stop Work Order being ripped down (the other two are for the fence on the Roebling Street side now being open to the public and for work in violation of the Stop Work Order). With all the activity between N. 9th Street, Roebling and Union Avenue, this particular corner of Williamsburg should prove an excellent source of material in 2008 and into 2009.