Construction complaints dialed into the city's 311 and 911 hotlines have soared in development-obsessed Greenpoint, Williamsburg and downtown Brooklyn.
Development complaints on the rise
From a crane collapsing onto Metropolitan Ave. to falling debris, 784 emergency calls involving mishaps in Greenpoint and Williamsburg flooded 911 switchboards - a 300% jump from 2003, when a zoning overhaul was approved.
In downtown Brooklyn, the number of emergency complaints soared to 554, more than double the number tallied in 2003.
"The developers are going nuts," said Williamsburg activist Phil DePaolo. "It's a combination of a lot of development with no oversight by the Department of Buildings whatsoever."
Even the number of nonemergency complaints dialed into the city's 311 hotline skyrocketed - with 1,662 construction complaints recorded last year, up from just 487 in 2003.