City building inspectors are running speed trap-style operations to catch contractors violating a coronavirus ban on “non-essential” construction work — and to slap homeowners with maximum, $10,000 fines, The Post has learned.
A Department of Buildings inspector spent at least 45 minutes Tuesday morning staked out at the intersection that leads to the ritzy Douglas Manor neighborhood in northwestern Queens.
“I’m an elevator guy normally but they got us all doing this now,” the inspector told The Post.
“Except for essential work, there are no inspections. So to keep us all working, they got us out making sure everybody complies with the governor’s order