Rego Park civic members and City Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside) are calling on the city Department of Buildings to investigate an out-of-character home in the neighborhood which they say violates zoning regulations and should be brought up to code or torn down.
The beige-bricked house, a detached two-family at 64-24 Asquith Crescent in Rego Park, is built up to the property line, according to Avella, which he said is "a clear violation" of zoning rules.
Avella asks city to probe out-of-character houses
Avella and members of the Rego Park Crescent Association held a news conference at the site of the home Saturday to urge Buildings to inspect the home and audit its plans.
But the owner of the building in question, Albert Bababzhanov, said the home was built legally despite the Buildings Department putting a stop-work order on it. He contended neighbors have been harassing him about the house.