(They took down the above link but this one is still active.)
BTW, Paulie, this house is NOT in Broadway-Flushing as you claim...
Response from Bill Leahy, whose photo was used to boost Vallone:
From: Bil Leahy
Date: Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 3:54 PM
Subject: UNAUTHORIZED USE OF MY PHOTO
It's come to my attention that my copyrighted photo is being used to promote a story about Paul Vallone. (http://www.qgazette.com/news/2015-10-21/Features/Vallone_Pressures_DOB_To_Act_On_Stop_Work_Violatio.html)
This photo was never approved for use by your publication.
Additionally, praising Paul Vallone, who did absolutely nothing to stop this work, is pretty shoddy "reporting". You should be ashamed of your partisanship and lack of actual reporting. Next time Mr. Vallone and his lackeys try to spin any story in their favor, please do more research.
In this case, the credit for bringing the attention of this violation belongs to the QueensCrap blog, Paul Graziano and the Flushing Community. Without them, there is no picture...without them, there are no complaints and without them, another violation is swept under the rug.
Please ensure that the photo and story and removed by close of business today.
And here's how the site really got shut down:
From: "Paul Graziano"
To: "Anthony Iuliano (Buildings)", "Rebecca Sheehan"
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 4:37:03 PM
Subject: Re: Fwd: Bill Leahy @BillLeahy1) mentioned you in conversation on Twitter!
Thanks Anthony - I really hope there will be significant financial and other penalties on this one and make an example of this owner / contractor and architect. From what I understand, the owner IS the GC on the job, so he certainly knows what a SWO means.
And as you know, this property is not the only one that DOB seems to be behind the curve on (86-35 Sancho Street, 149-15 33rd Avenue, 138-10 Northern Boulevard all come to mind).
On Wednesday, October 14, 2015 4:28 PM, Anthony Iuliano (Buildings) wrote:
An Inspector went there yesterday, but there wasn’t any activity and couldn’t gain access into the building. They went back there today, and we’ll see what the disposition is and get back to you.
From: Anthony Iuliano (Buildings)
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 4:39 PM
To: 'Paul Graziano'; Rebecca Sheehan
Subject: RE: Fwd: Bill Leahy @BillLeahy1) mentioned you in conversation on Twitter!
We’ve made the request to have this inspected.
From: Paul Graziano
Sent: Monday, October 12, 2015 4:27 PM
To: Rebecca Sheehan; Anthony Iuliano (Buildings)
Subject: Fw: Fwd: Bill Leahy @BillLeahy1) mentioned you in conversation on Twitter!
Rebecca / Anthony -
This is a total - and continued - violation of the Stop Work Order at 30-35 150th Street. Complaints have been sent in all weekend and I'm sure that the owner / architect / contractor knew that no one would bust them over Columbus Day weekend.
I just sent another to 311, reference # below.
WHEN IS THE OWNER / ARCHITECT / CONTRACTOR GOING TO BE FINED / ARRESTED FOR BLATANTLY FLOUTING THE LAW?