Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Brooklyn homeowner repeatedly breaks the rules

From Brooklyn Daily:

The city must crack down on a Marine Parker who is repeatedly violating the rules as he builds an addition on his Kimball Street home, neighbors are demanding.

Officials have issued two stop-work orders on the home after inspectors caught the owner building bigger than he was supposed to. But work was allowed to continue once, and now neighbors fear the homeowner will continue to break the rules and get away with it.

“Before you blink this is going to be done and be a giant monstrosity. We got to get to the bottom of how this person submitted plans and got away with building something different,” said James McDonald, who lives next door and started a petition that has garnered more than 200 signatures.

The home — between Fillmore Avenue and Avenue S — is zoned for a maximum height of 35 feet. The Department of Buildings issued two stop-work orders on the home, the first in September, when inspectors found owner David Avraham was building a third story contrary to approved plans, which were only for the alteration of two existing floors. Avraham then re-submitted plans calling the third floor an attic space, and the city rescinded the stop-work order in November, according to an agency spokesman.

But inspectors ordered construction halted again a week later when they noticed work on the back of the home was larger than what was in the approved plans. The city partially rescinded the stop-work order to allow owners to make emergency repairs to the roof, but then fully reissued it on Dec. 8 once the repairs were completed, the spokesman said.

Neighbors described the structure as an eyesore and said it would set a bad tone for future construction, but they are also worried about safety.

McDonald is worried the construction is shoddy and that someone will get hurt as a result — things appear to be falling off the structure and onto his lawn, he said.


Anonymous said...

Such nice houses....such a shame anyone would want to ruin it. This is so terrible that everyone is trying to get more rent money and the whole neighborhood has to suffer for it.

Anonymous said...

The DOB is going to let them get away with it. They always do. You need to go to your Councilman and have him put the DOB's feet to the fire.

Anonymous said...

The Hasidim have large families,they need the space.

Anonymous said...

DOB has probably been pocketing a lot of bribe money from the owner.
An FBI scoping of NYC's DOB is long overdue.
DOB...mob contractors...crooked politicians...the triad of political mafia rule!

JQ LLC said...

The picture from the Brooklyn Daily is hysterical. Really re-defines tackiness.

Anonymous said...

The Hasidim should move out of a zoned city, where they can find miles and miles of available property to build as big a space as they want.

Anonymous said...

"The Hasidim have large families,they need the space."
And if the pols don't allow them to do what they want the whole community will vote the pols out and replace them with one of their own. Hey, it works.

Gary W said...

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters!

Joe Moretti said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The DOB is going to let them get away with it. They always do. You need to go to your Councilman and have him put the DOB's feet to the fire.

REALLY, and who is going to put the fire under the councilman's feet to put the DOB's feet to the fire.

And the NYC Merry Go Round of Crap continues effortlessly.

Anonymous said...

Looks like someone forgot to bribe the inspectors.

Anonymous said...

The Hassidim repeatedly engage in racism when they talk about Blacks and their big families on welfare.
These Ultra Orthodox are often seen on the welfare roles.
This is zone busting, no matter what you call it.
Ah....but many a politician has bent over for these folks to harvest their votes.
Sheldon Silver?