Monday, March 23, 2009

"We didn't realize it was landmarked."

From the NY Post:

The team behind the Cherry Hill Gourmet Restaurant and Market to open in Lundy's has finally revealed why it ripped up part of the historic building's exterior - it didn't know the building was landmarked.

Apparently, the architect hired for the project never checked city records.

"Our architect did not do that," project manager Anthony Kelley told residents at last week's Sheepshead Bay/Plumb Beach Civic Association meeting, which was held in the famed Emmons Avenue building.

As a result, workers replaced the concrete in front of the building with small, colored tiles and installed a black iron railing near Lundy's main entrance.

That resulted in a stop-work order, which was recently lifted.

Now, the railing must be removed.

Photo by rguskind on Flickr.


Anonymous said...

Ignorance of the law is no damn excuse.

That property would have been properly flagged at the DOB as being a LANDMARK if the architect bothered to look OR EVEN OBTAIN A WORK PERMIT!

Some more self certification abuse by an "architect"?

Time to end that program which, it's
been admitted by many officials, has been responsible for approximately 80%
of building code violations!

What are you waiting for Mayor Bum-berg?

Anonymous said...

Don't you love the 'public education' program of the preservation community?

AIA is doing a fine job, too.