Tuesday, October 30, 2007
A hole in Brooklyn & a scandal at City Hall
Go, Jim Dwyer, go!
For the best part of two years, Dr. Budd Heyman and others politely hectored people in city government about the hole in the ground down the block from his house in Brooklyn. It was, he argued, a construction project that did not meet the law, an apartment building being wedged into a neighborhood of single-family homes.
A Hole in Brooklyn, and Scandal at City Hall
A physician at Bellevue, Dr. Heyman is smart and had his facts straight. That did not help much. Every level of Michael R. Bloomberg’s administration blew him off. But he was right. They were wrong.
This is not the saga of a hole in the ground, but of holes in how this city makes sure that buildings are safely constructed — and in how public officials treat citizens who seek honest answers.
The original post on this subject may be found here.
Photo from NY Times