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Blight Me Mega-Edition: Burg’s N. 9 Street

February 6th, 2009 · 2 Comments

[All photos by a GL Reader]

We are no strangers to 318 N. 9 Street in Williamsburg. We’ve posted about the crappy and dangerous condition of the construction site more times than we count. For instance, here. We’ve also posted about another huge site on N. 9, in fact, using it as the first Blight Me entry. A GL reader who sent us dozens of photos of the site writes:

We have been complaining now for a couple of months about the sites on N9 in Williamsburg (btw Driggs and Roebling). The sites have been taken over by squatters, debris overflowing into the streets, sites used for drugs etc etc. Well, this will be a topic for 2009/10/11 especially since I doubt local politician will take any actions (e.g. converting abondoned sites to parks, community parks etc)

Making the site even more interesting is the fact that the developer is one of the owners of the notorious Greenpoint Hotel on Manhattan Avenue. In any case, check the slide show, it’s fascinating.

Tags: Blight Me · Williamsburg

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 neigborhood threat // Feb 6, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    I applaud people wanting to do something, but WRITING TO BLOGS IS NOT DOING SOMETHING. Have you called the non-emergency number for the local precinct and talked to the watch captain? Have you brought them your photos? Have you sent the link to the community board, and/or gone to the CB public safety meetings to discuss? Have you contacted your local councilperson? called city hall?

    yes, blogs can help raise awareness, but you have to get your issues in front of the people who can actually take action.

    this frustrates me beyond all possible words.

  • 2 bk // Feb 8, 2009 at 10:09 am

    I came here to post the same thing! You should also call 311, get a ticket number, and get that info to the public safety committee over at cb1. NAG (www.nag-brooklyn.org) also has an active public safety group.