This will be a shock to you - the Richmond Hill Block Association held a meeting with DOB and attendees left more frustrated than ever:
Block Association gets few answers
A local building contractor and resident, Jim Cook, questioned how to go about repairing a site that was structurally unsound and a danger for neighborhood children. New York City Building Deputy Director of Intergovernmental and Community Affairs, Robert Hudack, said, “That’s a process. We’d have to survey the building, we’d send our engineers out there, then we’d try to go to court and get a court order that would allow us to get the order for them to demolish the building, seal the building, whatever the case may be . . . but that process takes several months.”
It only takes a few minutes for a developer to get a demolition permit. But it takes the city several months to knock down a dangerous building. Nothing should stand in the way of "progress." Not even the law.
Photo from AMNY.com