Tuesday, February 5, 2008

St. Saviour's owners neglecting property

Oops! Maspeth Development, LLC, (aka Scott Kushnick and Tomer Dafna) is in deep doo-doo after wind and rain knocked this fence down at the St. Saviour's site Friday evening. A car parked here sustained damage and a police report was filed. Although they apparently came by last night to make a repair, it looks as though the rest of the fence is unstable. Can you say "lawsuit"?

Thank you, Bloomberg administration, with special props to the NYC Department of Buildings, for generally not giving a shit about the safety and quality-of-life of the people who live around this site, either. Not to mention our neighborhood history and landmarks.

Isn't it also great that Councilman Dennis Gallagher became close friends with the owners of this site? Look at what their neglect has brought to the community. Great job, Pinky! Keep up the great work.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic. Thank you, Crappy for documenting this DOB indifference. The St. Saviour's story is so tragic, and I am glad someone is chronicling it so that the world can see how the Bloomberg administration treats Queens.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely disgusting.

ken said...

somebody could've been walking along that sidewalk at the time.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe this what I see? What is going to take to stop these folks, a resident getting injured or killed?

Where are the ambulance chasers - they should be swarming this place or are they the owners?

Anonymous said...

Once again vandalism perpetrated by the animals in this neighborhood is blamed on the developers. The developers clean this site and try to upkeep the site multiple times a week. I see them there all the time. It's the "community" that needs to take some responsibility for what's happening around us. Grow up and stop blaming everybody else.

Queens Crapper said...

I couldn't help but notice that KD Holding Company came up in my statcounter around the time the last comment was submitted. Is the developer referring to the neighbors of St. Saviour's as "animals"? Hmmm...

Anonymous said...

Kushnik, Dafna, Gallagher, select employees of Maspeth Federal Savings, Tierney, Betts, LPC staff, Katz, & Gloomie & Co are selfish, greedy, and inhumane. They don't deserve to step a foot in this city after their crimes in their communities and public office, respectively.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we can take a vote and raise a big stink after its demolished.

(smirk)

Joe from Ridgewood said...

I see how the property owner got the "grandfather" fence down to boot. I wonder who was the inspector on sail boat rigging.

Note anonymous's comment starting to seed "animals from this neighborhood"
I have no doubt Arson is now the next backup plan on this sight.

Julie said...

Sure, they can get the same clueless Polish guy from the Greenpoint blaze to take the fall.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Julie, maybe he can strip some copper wire out of a 160 yr old redwood church.

Anonymous said...

So let me get this bullshit straight...

Greedy foreign developers buy a historic church, desecrate it, desecrate the neighborhood, get a corrupt local hack councilman to support their plan, and on top of that, they call the local working class people animals and vandals? Are you fucking kidding me?

Does anyone know how to contact the A-Team?

georgetheatheist said...

Hey, how's the Indian bones burial angle panning out? Any updates here?

Anonymous said...

Im most cases Israelis (like the property owners here)don’t give a dam about anything. They are very aggressive, forceful and not afraid of paying fines to get the job done.
They also use the cheapest labor they can get.

For an example see
http://www.nj.gov/oag/ca/press/ny.htm

Anonymous said...

Israeli chutzpah equals greed!
Same f-----g thing !

They shit all over us here with
the cheapest development projects
they can ram up our asses.

BUT in their OWN homeland they build fences
to keep out what they consider "riff raff".

What a load of goniff/hypocrites!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Crappie, any word on the progress that our fellow comrads in arms at HDC and the Conservency and what ever the hell else that have become 'energized' at this last minute?

Anonymous said...

It was my car that was damaged, I called the company they said they dont give a shit about it

Anonymous said...

stop complaining! the owners are not greedy foreigners... they're just business men! if you all loved you church so much, you should have never sold it to the koreans! if you love your church so much the community should have come together and bought the church instead of protesting, stopping demolishing and cleaning... this has been going on for how long now? over a year! and your "beloved" church is rotting away(because when the "greedy" owners went to board up the windows to stop rain from entering, protesters got all upset and took pictures and made phone calls) just shut up already!! its been denied to be a historic property! get over it and let them start working!!!

Queens Crapper said...

"your "beloved" church is rotting away(because when the "greedy" owners went to board up the windows to stop rain from entering, protesters got all upset and took pictures and made phone calls) just shut up already!!"

Since when do you have to remove windows to board them up?