Thursday, October 4, 2012
DOB uses "wrong address" excuse
"Since there was no address on that lot, which is the case for many of these empty lots, I had to google the name of the company, look at various addresses, etc and got this:
Nemet Auto Group 153-12 Hillside Avenue, Jamaica, NY (718) 523-5858 · nemetnissan.com
When I clicked on Street view, it showed me that lot. The 150-40 did not show me that lot, it showed me another lot and since the lot with the awning was between 153rd St and 152nd street, I figured that the google map, address and photo was correct. It was all I had to go on.
Beside when I filed the 311 complaint in the section where you can put additional information on the location, I told them that it was on the SW corner of 153rd St and Hillside. I even called the DOB office after I saw their 1st status and told them it was on the SW corner of 153rd St and Hillside Avenue. So the address was off by a bit, but with the additional information I gave them they still should have gotten the right place. You found it, DOT found it (said it was not their jurisdiction). DOB just did not try too hard. Both addresses are close to each other, they could have put a little more effort into, know full well what it was."
- Joe Moretti
BTW, the address DOB gave as "correct" is not the address shown at nyc.gov/citymap, which is supposed to have official property info used by the DOB and other depts.
The correct address of that lot, according to the City, is 87-62 153 STREET.
DOB = FOS
Joe reports that the fallen metal has been removed. By whom, we aren't sure.