Scarano-Designed Burg Condo Ticketed for Trash


    A recent condo development at 59, 61 and 63 Conselyea Street in Williamsburg has been ticketed for leaving trash enclosures on the sidewalk outside of garbage pickup hours, reported DNAinfo. As it happens, the buildings were designed by Robert Scarano, the architect infamous for wringing as much space as possible out of a building site and who is no longer permitted to file building plans and permits with the city since he was accused of fudging data on documents for three other buildings in Williamsburg. Residents say the buildings were designed without a trash area, leaving them no choice but to store trash on the sidewalk. But the problem is hardly limited to this or other Scarano-designed buildings, said the area’s Community Board 1. The problem is “widespread around the neighborhood,” and the City should require developers to provide an area for trash, according to the board. “If you’re going to do a big construction project it should be asked, ‘Where do you put trash?'” said Ryan Kuonen, a CB1 board member. “Technically, it’s stupid that the Department of Buildings doesn’t notice there’s nowhere for these people to put trash.”
    Condo Tenants Ticketed After Architect Left No Room for Trash [DNAinfo]
    Burg Condo Residents Ticketed Over Illegal Trash Depositories [TRD]
    Photo by Meredith Hoffman for DNAinfo

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