Friday, December 20, 2013
Problems at Mary Immaculate site
From DNA Info:
Mary Immaculate Hospital near downtown Jamaica had become an eyesore since it went bankrupt in 2009. Many windows are broken and, neighbors said, squatters have lived inside.
Now, as the work to transform the building into market-rate apartments begins, the community hopes it will become an asset in the neighborhood that's undergoing a number of changes.
But the demolishion of the interior of the building, which started several weeks ago, has already run into problems by producing "excessive debris at the site," said Gloria Chin, a spokeswoman for the Department of Buildings, and on Monday the city issued a stop work order.
"Work cannot continue until this matter is resolved," Chin wrote in an e-mail.
Residents said that over the years the building has become home to trash and vandals. Squatters have also lived there, said Joe Moretti, 55, a database manager, who has long advocated to clean up the site.
“It’s not like a desolate area," Moretti said. "This is right near downtown Jamaica, it’s right across from Rufus King Park, it’s right near a section where there are apartment buildings.”
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:25 AM
Yo - that's demolition, not demolishion. That red squiggle under a word means something!!!!!!!
'demolition of the interior of the building, which started several weeks ago, has already run into problems by producing "excessive debris at the site"'.
The building has been sitting vacant all this time, plans have been on the books for years, professional crews are performing the work, and they didn't anticipate how to handle 'excessive debris'?
Something is not right with this story.
They have been demolishing the interior of MIH for months now... possibly as long ago as one year now.
Guess they ran out of space to put the garbage.
Is there any asbestos abatement??
"Is there any asbestos abatement?? "
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