The destruction of [Alice] Bajno's house in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, was included in allegations about 32 Scarano jobs that Lancaster agreed last year not to report.
Scarano's alleged negligence forced Bajno's family, her sister's family and a longtime tenant to vacate her three-story, Diamond St. house.
Bajno's 85-year-old mother, disoriented in unfamiliar surroundings, had to be moved to a nursing home.
As work progressed, cracks zigzagged across Bajno's walls and doors and windows shifted. Her calls to the Buildings Department had little effect.
On Nov. 14, 2005, the cellar wall supporting the gas meters bowed. Fearing a possible gas explosion, authorities immediately ordered the building vacated.
Brooklyn homeowner: Buildings commissioner should face charges
Bajno says her family incurred more than $200,000 in repairs, legal fees and living expenses. The family is suing Scarano's company.
At a Greenpoint Civic Association town hall in October, Bajno confronted Mayor Bloomberg about the hardship her family has endured.
"I promise ... I will get involved and see what the hell is going on," Bloomberg said.
Neither he nor Lancaster, also at the meeting, mentioned Lancaster's vow of silence regarding Scarano's alleged misdeeds.
A mayoral aide contacted Bajno afterward. "She didn't offer any real help," Bajno said. (CAU?)
Why stop with Lancaster? Let's throw Scrooge McTurtle in the clink, too!