From the Queens Chronicle:
The city’s Environmental Control Board has fined the owner of Five Pointz nearly $13,000 for violations which were discovered after a concrete staircase on the building’s exterior collapsed in April, crushing a woman.
The penalties are for a series of violations, including failure to maintain the facility and using it contrary to the certificate of occupancy.
The Long Island City building, which houses nearly 100 artist studios, has been empty for the past three months because the Department of Buildings hasn’t lifted the vacate order that was imposed when the staircase gave way. The Buildings Department listed various repairs that must be completed before the building can reopen, and spokeswoman Carly Sullivan said those are not yet finished.