At the time of NY1's first report, a member of the DeMartino Family told the station that it was their property and they were not doing anything illegal. Not so, according to the Department of Buildings, which issued 17 violations on the lots for work without a permit and illegal use in a residential zone.
However, residents said the violations did nothing to change the situation, which had been ongoing for six years. That's when they called NY1 For You.
After the station called DOB, a hearing was held, which resulted in an order to padlock the site. The agency followed through, padlocking and posting the property.
NY1's most recent call to the DeMartino Family for comment has not been returned.
Now that the construction materials and vehicles have been cleared out, residents finally have some peace and quiet.
Anyone at NY1 want to take over this blog? I could use a vacation. Great job!