TROUBLE IS BUILDING FOR BROOKLYN ARCHITECT
By RICH CALDER, NY Post
Controversial architect Robert Scarano is under fire again after the city's Department of Buildings shut down two of his north Brooklyn projects late last week - including one where a construction truck tipped over and smashed into a neighboring home.
Neighbors said the truck turned over Friday while pouring cement for an apartment project at 53 Java St. in Greenpoint being overseen by Scarano, who is already under investigation on other projects.
One day earlier, DOB slapped Scarano's project with a $2,000 summons and ordered construction halted after determining unauthorized work was being done despite a previous stop-work order, officials said.
On Friday, DOB issued a stop-work order for the third time on his condo project at 205 N. Seventh St. in Williamsburg. Construction was halted a day after The Post reported workers were allowed back on site to start drilling; DOB determined the work put adjoining properties in danger.
The project was shut down three months earlier after neighbors complained workers drilled into L-line subway-tunnel walls and that the drilling cracked the foundations of nearby homes and streets.
Scarano could not be reached for comment.