Tuesday, January 26, 2016
The New York City Buildings Department's web site indicates that a Stop Work Order was issued because the NYC Fire Department requested a "structural stability inspection due to front wall collapse and rear wall in danger of collapsing."
A permit was approved by DoB in September 2015 to turn the existing four family building into a two-family residence. The construction work also included a vertical and horizontal addition.
The construction project apparently has had a fair number of problems. More than 20 complaints have been called in to DoB regarding this address. The complaints include work despite a stop-work-order, appearance of exterior cracks, and demolition without proper safety measures.
The photos above were taken on Monday morning. Workers were in the process of stabilizing the remaing façade with 2x4s.