Thursday, October 16, 2014

Expect More Banging From Lightstone Group's Gowanus Site For Next Two Days

Rendering Of Lightstone Group's Mega 700-unit development at 363-365 Bond Street in Gowanus
view of 363 and 365 Bond Street between Carroll Street and 2nd Street 
After driving more than 1200 piles into the ground on one of their two development sites at 365 Bond Street this past summer, Lightstone Group will be doing some additional banging today and tomorrow.
Voice Of Gowanus, a forum for our neighbors in Gowanus/ Carroll Gardens who want to know more about developments at the proposed Lightstone project on Bond Street, has posted the following information:

"On Thursday, October 16th and Friday, October 17th Lightstone’s construction team will be driving 18 piles required to be installed to support necessary utility infrastructure improvements. The work will be completed over the two-day period. The pile driving will take place between the hours of 8:00am and 6:00pm."

Banging started promptly at 8 AM this morning.
Don't expect the noise to stop any time soon. Over 1,000 piles will need to be driven into the neighboring site at 363 Bond Street.
The piles are needed to stabilize the water logged ground near our toxic canal to be able to build Lightstone's 700-unit, 12 story mega development.


Anonymous said...

I still can't figure out how, in all good conscience, Lightstone can go ahead with this project knowing the adverse conditions on that site.

Anonymous said...

I don't blame Lightstone as much as I blame Bill de Blasio and the previous city administration who gave this spot rezoning their seal of approval. That said, I don't see how the 5th Avenue Committee can in good conscience administer the affordable component of this project especially when they are familiar with the issues on the site.

Anonymous said...

I am sure DeBlasio got a nice contribution to his election from Lightstone. Bill is mayor for himself. No change from Bloomberg. We'll find out when it floods Bond St. You'll need to make a reservation to get on the F train in the morning because of the overcrowding from 700 apartments
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Anonymous said...

Well I do blame Lightstone. If the law allows them to do something stupid and they go ahead and do it, they are fully responsible for their actions.

But once the sea overtakes the site, will those piles and their structures become the environmental plague of the future? Will there be some Superfund-like law making the responsible parties deal with the aftermath removal of structures resulting from today's need for one company to generate a lot of money for themselves, now?