Construction Site Du Jour: 238 Smith Street
Today's featured construction site comes to us from Carroll Gardens and it's one that the Department of Buildings has actually noted. Like all our favorite construction sites, the fence at this one has apparently come down a bunch of times, but we haven't gotten any photos of it opened up. DOB issued a Stop Work Order for 238 Smith--which has been an empty lot since the buildings came down in 2006--last week. (It allows work to fix the fence and to protect the building next door.) We think the violation for the fence was icing on the cake because we've observed that they practically need to fall on people and stab them with a rusty nail before anything is done about them. There's an open complaint, by the way, for illegal posters on the fence that fall off "and become trash covering the sidewalk." It's been assigned to the "Special Inspection Team." The site has logged ten complaints since 2006.