Asbestos Removal & Rat Control at 340 Court, but No Communication with Neighbors
[Photo courtesy of Union-Sackett Block Association Blog]
The other day, Carroll Gardens blogger Pardon Me For Asking, posted some photos of the mess outside 340 Court Street. Meanwhile, the new Union-Sackett Block Assocation has a post about asbestos removal at the building. (A document filed with the Department of Environmental Protection shows that the asbestos removal project started on Monday.) Resident found out about the asbestos removal not because any signs have been posted or because neighbors have been informed, but because Deanna R. Bitetti from Rep. Yvette Clarke's district office looked into it for them. Her email says:
Yes, the air monitoring was related to the asbestos abatement. They began asbestos abatement last week and that work will continue for a couple more weeks. Demolition activity should begin after that -towards the end of the month.It is going to be a long and very interesting process if (a). the activism prompted by the development continues and (b). the lines of communication are so non-existent that Rep. Clarke's staff is called upon for information about a neighborhood project. On the other hand, it gives us yet another Carroll Gardens development that should prove itself to be fodder for many, many posts.
Also, on another topic: There was a concern about increased rodent activity during demolition. Their contractor has agreed to put additional rodent baiting in neighboring properties' basements if they are requested and this is available to any neighbors who might want it.