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Another Detour on N. 7th Street’s Road to Modernity

September 29th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Modern Stop Work

That was fast. Yesterday the New York Post reported that the Stop Work Order at The Modern on N. 7th Street–a development that we’ve chronicled extensively–had been lifted. We also blogged about it over at Curbed. The Modern (205 N. 7th Street), you might recall, had problems with damaging a building next door, busting a sewer line and, possibly damaging the L Train tunnel that runs along the property. Activist Phil De Paolo emailed us yesterday to say:

I was amazed when I noticed last week that the stop work order at 205 N 7th st was lifted when the violations that the stop work was issued for were not fixed. This is the second stop work order that the DOB has lifted at this site with the violations not being fixed. My greater concern is that there is a crack at 203 N 7th and the DOB is going to allow drilling and pile driving while the violation for failure to shore up this property is unresolved! The residents of 203 N 7th are seniors and their daughter and have lived at 203 all their lives. Something has to be done.

By the end of the day, another Stop Work Order was in place at the property. Among other things, construction work has undermined a building next door and nothing has been done to protect it.

Tags: Construction Issues · Williamsburg

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Anonymous // Oct 5, 2007 at 8:25 am

    One of the selling point of this place is the tax abatement. Does anyone now if they would be still eligible for such abatements if the foundation isn’t laid by the end of the year?