Convicted felon Mayer Goldberger, 50, took a timeout from his work release program to fight the foreclosure of a half-built mansion owned by his mother.
The building, a hulking monstrosity at 1670 42nd St. in Borough Park, has been plaguing neighbors since construction began 10 years ago, but now it will be auctioned on Thursday.
Neighbors have filed nearly 50 complaints with the city since 2004, and the Department of Buildings halted the construction in 2008. Among the problems with the 10,000-square-foot structure was a fourth floor that wasn’t part of the permits.
The quadruple-decker is technically owned by Goldberger’s feeble mother, but the son filed a shoddy bankruptcy case in November, trying to hold off the lenders who are looking to collect $2.8 million in loans and fees. The case was tossed on March 7.
An appraiser estimated the building’s value to be about $1.8 million.