Stalled Development in the 39th Council District

We need to make these sites into assets for the community. Many of these developments are causing real hazards for their neighbors, with fences falling down on sidewalks, loose construction debris that can become deadly in high winds, and unsecured sites that are dangerous for children and an invitation to squatting.

Help the effort to convert local blight to community benefit by providing feedback and tracking the progress of each site.
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Monday, February 1, 2010

1244 48th Street, Borough Park

(between 12th and 13th Avenues)

Project Type: Existing building

Project Description: Horizontal and vertical enlargements

Status: Stop Work Order in effect

Background: This project is to enlarge an existing building and convert it to a medical office and 2-family residence. Two complaints were filed concerning illegal work and encroachment onto a neighbor’s property, but the DOB inspector did not find a violation. Two violations and a partial Stop Work Order were issued in September 2009 citing immediately hazardous conditions, noting that the sidewalk shed did not have cross-bracing in the rear, which are needed for stabilization. The violations were issued at an aggravated level. There is no reported compliance on the DOB system.

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