Another problem at 59-27 69th Street/69-06 59th Road in Maspeth. This used to be a one-family house with a large yard. Now it's two (self-certified) 2-family houses. Also, the beginning of the new driveway on the right starts not at the curb, but at the sidewalk, at the site of what was a street tree. Early one Sunday morning, a group of workers came and removed the tree with a chain saw. No permit, no worries. A DOB stop-work order has existed on this property since 2005, however, the buildings were completed in 2006 and now have "for sale" signs in front of them despite the fact that they have no certificates of occupancy.
The properties are also advertised for sale for $699K and $799K on the developer's website: Plaza Homes
This is a block that is chock full of Queens Crap as evidenced by the houses to the right of the corner house. Who's buying this crapola? And a better question - does anyone believe that these are really two-family houses?
This shouldn't be a problem for the developer. They may simply file for the permits after the fact and maybe pay a small fine and DOB will pretend like none of this ever happened.