Sunday, June 17, 2007

Daily News starts 2nd series on builders

Following a flood of responses to his first 4-part series, The Daily News' Brian Kates is back with fresh observations on overdevelopment and crooked contractors in NYC:

The neighborhood killers

The Daily News investigative series "Building Boom-doggle" prompted scores of e-mails, letters and phone calls from angry New Yorkers with overdevelopment horror stories of their own.

Anger rises along with bigger home in College Point

Kara and his neighbors have filed 53 formal complaints with the Buildings Department and rallied support from Councilman Tony Avella (D-Queens) and state Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Queens). But the work continues.

'Fines galore,' but eyesore lingers in Riverdale

"There are fines galore," Olsen said. "But what does anybody do about it? I have lived with this for four years." None of the fines have been paid, Buildings Department records show.

Photo from Daily News


Anonymous said...

It's about time the mainstream press turned its attention to this issue.

Anonymous said...

Yeah....they've been hiding out on this issue for years !

Maybe it's because many of their friends are in the building business !!!