Miss Heather has an interesting post about this building in Greenpoint which has turned into something other than what its C of O is for. It also has an active stop work order. Here's what a reader sent in:
...there has been anywhere from 10-20; what appear to be teenagers milling around the front of the building and on a picnic bench in the parking lot, smoking cigarettes, drinking beer, playing techno music dancing, having a general good time. Which no one should have a problem with, except the party doesn’t start until after 1AM and goes until sunrise.
Yeah, it's an illegal hostel. Miss Heather continues...
Your eyes are not deceiving you: this property has 46 “DOB” violations, 36 open, 42 “ECB” violations 34 of which are still open and a STOP WORK ORDER. Unpaid penalties and non-compliance. And yet they advertise.
You can read the entire sordid tale here.