From the Times Ledger:
Bayside community leaders said they planned to fight the completion of several homes that were constructed in the neighborhood several years ago by controversial developer Tommy Huang but have been sitting vacant ever since.
The project had drawn numerous complaints, violations and stop-work orders since Huang acquired the property in 2002 and began constructing four homes at the site, at 39-39 223rd St. near the Cross Island Parkway in Bayside. The property’s lot had held one house.
CB 11’s zoning committee voted unanimously Monday to not approve the project’s completion.
The city Department of Buildings has issued 16 violations at the Bayside site and slapped the developer with $15,000 in fines. No certificates of occupancy have ever been issued for the buildings and its permits expired two years ago.
A total of 75 complaints have been filed at the property.