Monday, November 19, 2007

Fart Fest #1: Take Your Stop Work Order and Stick It

5 Roebling SWO Gone

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.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really enjoy reading your site, as well as the other sites that like to whine and complain about development.

Where do you get your information? It is pure fiction!

1. The contractor was never violated for an illegal mechanical demolition. You made that up.

2. The SWO sticker was taken down because the SWO was partially lifted.

You should get your facts straight before bashing people.

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MMG demo has been violated in the past. Ms Grasso , you don't have a permit to do mechanical demolitions. Only manual until you take stuff down until it IS BELOW 8 feet tall.
The backhoes were used last week to slam into a 15 foot tall wall.
(in the pictures it is the missing wall to the right of the neighbors shed) And don't think that it is only tenants complaining.
The hard working, legal citizen, members of Union Local 731, might be more than a tad pissed; for you to operate your little fly by night company.
It is businesses like yours, that make progress so extra painful, dangerous,and cause tenants to have so much hatred for you.

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The posting at 12:55 P.M. was not done by Ms. Grasso. I just happen to be one of the utility workers who was on the site attempting to fix the problem, who also happens to live in the neighborhood.

I just do not like the fact that many of the Brooklyn BLOGS have start posting erroneous information and many readers have started to believe them as gospel!

With what I have seen all over Brooklyn, your should be lucky Ms. Grasso was the owner of the demolition company. There are other demo companies that would have done damage to that building, making it inhabitable without a second thought or losing any sleep over it.

9:33 PM  
Blogger judy said...

The SWO was first obscured and then torn down days before it was downgraded to a partial SWO.

10:42 AM  

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