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.
Leave comments below on a individual site to update us on the conditions. If you call 311 about an issue, please leave a complaint number in the comment.

Monday, February 1, 2010

150 East 2nd Street, Windsor Terrace

(between Greenwood Avenue & Fort Hamilton Parkway)

Project Type: New building

Project Description: New 3 story 5 unit building

Status: Stalled construction site

UPDATE 1/27/2010: Site found safe; previous fence issues resolved

Background: the project was initiated in September 2007. Excavation was undertaken and part of the foundation was built. The site was declared stalled in July 2009. The fence was damaged, but when the inspector arrived it was in the process of being fixed and no violation was issued. Permits are current and although an inspection on 1/29/2010 indicated that the excavation has not been backfilled and the foundation walls are unbraced, a new fence is in place and the site is clean and secure (DOB: “No immediate threat”).


  1. The fence that is there is the same fence that was first erected. It was originally the color of the plywood that it is made of, but it got painted black and triangular "peepholes" were made.

  2. The chain that holds the two entrance doors shut is not fastened tightly enough. Small animals are able to enter the site through the small opening.

  3. Technically is this lot in Windsor Terrace?

    1. Yes, it's in Windsor Terrace.

  4. Yes, it's in Windsor Terrace.

  5. Dead leaves and garbage have accumulated on the E. 2nd Street side of this corner location. The fence has graffiti on it. Part of the sidewalk on the E. 2nd Street side is behind the fence.

  6. The wood fence isn't holding together in some places. The weeds aren't cut down, which encourages rodents.

  7. I want to ditto all the comments above. There is constant graffiti added to the flimsy wood fence that blows down every time we have a bad storm. Lots of garbage and rodents are in the hole and it is a general eye sore for all who live around it.