Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Less than Delight-ful

When Ben Sangare first spotted the new Bedford-Stuyvesant home he won in an affordable housing lottery, he was so stunned by his good fortune he got into a fender bender.

Bedford-Stuyvesant buyers say contractor is slow and shoddy

Now, more than two years later, Sangare feels less lucky.

Delight Construction, the community developer behind the project, still hasn't finished Sangare's Lexington Ave. house and five others in the neighborhood, despite taking the buyers' down payments - and getting nearly $2.2 million in government subsidies.

Meanwhile, the owners of some of the 23 Bedford-Stuyvesant homes Delight did complete last year have been locked in a battle over chronic leaks and allegedly shoddy work - which they charge the contractor has been slow to fix.


verdi said...

Oh....I don't know.....
I'd be a little suspicious
about an outfit that calls itself "Delight" Construction ! the song goes....
"it's delightful, it's delicious, it's delovely" !

georgetheatheist said...

I'm just curious.

How come NYC roofs all look so shitty from the air? The only nice roofing is the unified Spanish-tiled you see in the vicinity of Woodhaven Blvd between Myrtle & Metropolitan. Is there some covenant created that these roofs must all look similar? Also, if you look at aerial views of small towns in Germany and Italy for instance, you also see similar roofing being used.