Part 2 of the Daily News' investigative series on builders is in today's paper:
So many ways to beat the system
A rare victory for residents over shameless deception
Sitting helpless as damage continues
...the winner for most notorious is at 162-166 16th St., between Fourth and Fifth Aves.
Here, developer Isaac Katan is putting up a 12-story condo on a block of four- and five-story houses.
The project has accumulated 28 violations, 10 of them listed as high severity, since November 2004, when a worker fell and was injured. The Buildings Department violation noted that the demolition company, MMG Designs, had no fall-restraining system for workers.
Katan...hmmm...let's see who he gave lots of cash to recently. Wait, there's more. Guess ol' Isaac knows who will help him out!