Saturday, August 8, 2009

All stalled out

From the NY Post:

The city's Buildings Department's list of "stalled construction sites" keeps inching up -- but it has a long way to go to catch up with reality.

It's commendable that the agency is moving to get a handle on the ever-growing number of stalled projects in the city and has set up a task force to monitor the messes. But the current list of empty lots and barren craters in the five boroughs doesn't scratch the surface, as it were.

In the latest roster posted on the Buildings Department's Web site yesterday, the number of wheel-spinners rose to 409 from 399 a week ago. But it's still missing many of the most visible bog-downs in town, including some that have been announced by the sites' owners and widely covered in the press.

You don't have to work hard to find bogged-down projects the Buildings Department has yet to cite -- just take a walk around the neighborhoods where you live and work.

1 comment:

ew-3 said...

"the city and has set up a task force"

a task force, that sure will solve the problem. /sarc

when in doubt create a task force. will make a nice press release.

why not have the NYPD report stalled building projects. Never could figure why the NYPD (or any police force for thta matter) could not take a greater part in things like reporting broke street signs, broken lights, overgrown trees. They are out there patrolling every day and should know their own precint.