Saturday, June 13, 2009
Still Open and Unguarded - but more complete
Across the street from the site of the Maspeth church fire is this project at 66-52 & 66-54 58th Road that has been going on for years now.
Previously, there was a one-family house here. A developer purchased the property in 2006, subdivided the lot, and then proceeded to demolish the house and build 2 semi-attached ones. However, he only applied for a new building permit for one of them and the other he just applied for an alteration permit. This was previously featured on Queens Crap on December 5, 2007 under the title "Open and Unguarded."
And guess what? It still is. Only now it's suitable for squatting. The DOB also noted that it violates the zoning code. And there's no construction fence.
And assuming the developer actually did stop work back when he got the violation, then that means this has been on the sidewalk/in the street since sometime last year.