A homeowner on Halloween allegedly tricked the Department of Buildings by treating himself to work on a Flushing house despite a stop-work order still being in effect on the property, city records show.
According to the DOB’s website, a person complained of construction going on at 30-35 150 St. last Saturday.
The city agency on Oct. 1 had ordered a stop to any construction there because the work being done did not match what the homeowner applied for. According to area elected officials and neighbors, the house is being enlarged when the permit only allows for minor interior alterations.
The homeowner, Eddie Peralta, did not respond to requests for comment on this story but in the past has denied he’s making the house larger.
This is the second stop-work order that has been ignored, according to the DOB. After the stop-work order was put on the house, Peralta allegedly continued construction and was fined $5,000 by the agency, but only after pressure from activists and elected officials.
Too bad the DOB didn't even look at the complaint until 3 days later.