Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Craphouse may be demolished

From Curbed:

Because of a filing error and lack of oversight, it seemed like the godawful tumor house at 1882 East 12th Street near Avenue S in South Brooklyn was going to stay put. But the Department of Buildings finally stepped in last month and ordered a structural review of the unfinished building, which has plagued the neighbors for nearly eight years. However, architect Shlomo Wygoda and the owner, Joseph Durzieh, did not play nice and refused to submit to a structural review. Since he could submit no proof that the building was sound, a tipster tells us, the DOB issued an emergency order to demolish the structure over concerns about the stability of the foundation walls.

However, this does not mean the wrecking ball will arrive tomorrow. The Borough Commissioner has the ability to stop the demolition if the architect can comply and make the site safe. It seems highly unlikely that Wygoda and the owner will suddenly have a change of heart.


Anonymous said...

That thing looks like shit! Knock it down!

r185 said...

DOB needs to "grow some..." and start demolishing, rather than let builders get away with this stuff. Maybe after it happens a few times they'll get the message that it's not worth the risk.

Anonymous said...

1 down and about 1,000 to go.

Anonymous said...

The guys name was Schlomo. Of course he was trying to pull a fast one. anything for a profit!

Anonymous said...

Anon No. 4:

"Of course" meaning what?

Anonymous said...

re: Anon. 5

"Schlomo" is a Jewish name and Anon. 4 believes that Jews by their nature are greedy, or least greedier than other residents of Queens.

Exactly how long have you been reading Queens Crap? Racism and anti-semitism is quite common in the comment boxes.

Outrage commences in 3...2...1...

somethingstructural said...

wow, i looked at the job filing, and this should get torn down. it is so far out of line with the zoning.

case in point:
actual zoning: R4-1
zoning listed in PW1: R6
allowable R4-1 FAR: 0.9
far in PW-1: listed as 1.6

existing square footage is 3400 or so, FAR of 1.3
BUT PW-1 lists expansion of 4475 square feet. total of 7750 square feet or R3.

gee, something doesn't add up.
pro-cert strikes again!

Anon No. 4 said...

Anon No. 6:

That's exactly the point that I was trying to make.

Anonymous said...

I would like to meet the scumbags who signed off on this!
Who the hell do they thing they are? And WHERE IS THE OVERSIGHT.?! They shou be brought up on charges is complete incompetence and subversion.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"I would like to meet the scumbags who signed off on this!"

Yes we should find where they live and lead a protest in front of their homes for the news outlets.

J said...

this reminds of that movie stepbrothers when will and john made assembled their beds to make bunk beds with hilarious results.

I say we should encourage these developers,and keep a camera there and wait for the collapse.