That Greenpoint Blog whose name cannot be spoken brings us news that another illegal artist loft building has been shut down by the Department of Buildings. This time, it was a building at 239 Banker Street known as the Sweater Factory. The beleaguered past of the Sweater Factory, used as residential lofts, includes violation of its zoning as a transient hotel, lack of certificate of occupancy, stop work orders, violations of stop work orders, a $5,000 fine from the DOB, etc. Yesterday afternoon the DOB took off the kid gloves and vacated the building. According to That Greenpoint Blog (TGB), the fire department was not present, and the DOB’s vacate order declared that “occupancy is perilous to life.” The Red Cross was on hand to help find housing for displaced tenants and their pets, and TGB mentioned that the landlord was on site as well. GMAP P*Shark DOB
The Sweater Factory Gets DOBed Again [NY Shitty]
Greenpoint Conversion Mystery on Messerole Ave [Curbed]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. It’s human nature to get tired of the same thing – even in architecture….
There’s not a brownstone in the bunch among our open house picks this week. Instead there’s a 1917 neo-Colonial number in Albemarle-Kenmore…
Stuyvesant Heights was one of the two main villages that were merged to form Bedford-Stuyvesant, along with (you guessed it)…
Main Street, Cold Spring. Photo by Daniel Case via Wikipedia In theory, the thought of escaping to a faraway place…
So here’s a little nice little story to go with your morning coffee. You know One Brooklyn Bridge Park? That…