Monday, April 3, 2017
Demolition leaves a mess in artist's home
From CBS 2:
A Brooklyn artist is fighting to save her home and her artwork from a messy situation.
As CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported, mud keeps gushing into Yan Kong’s studio, and she can’t seem to get any real help to make it stop.
A muddy waterfall repeatedly invaded Kong’s Gowanus, Brooklyn home. The residence doubles as a studio for the artist, who specializes in painted aluminum sculpture.
“They took down the house next to me where it used to be smacked against each other,” Kong said.
A narrow area between the two properties keeps overflowing with construction runoff, rainwater, and mud — clogging drains and getting in to cracks big and small.
She demanded repairs, reimbursements and compensation for days of lost work. But she said all she got was brief help from workers with brooms.
Kong said she has an attorney who is preparing a lawsuit against the property owner.