Stop-Work Order Lifted at Brooklyn Grange
By DIANE CARDWELL, NY Times
The Department of Buildings has lifted the stop-work order on the Brooklyn Grange farm in Queens, a department spokesman said. The installation of the venture’s rooftop farm on an industrial building in Long Island City had been halted Friday for not filing permits or plans. Representatives of the farm have now filed plans, including a “structural analysis showing how the weight of the farm will be supported,” which the department approved, said Tony Sclafani of the Buildings Department. That, plus a $5,537 fine the farmers paid for working without a permit, will allow installation to resume immediately. A stop-work order for some construction inside the building, unrelated to the farm, remains in effect.