Thursday, August 18, 2016

Third & 22nd

Plans for a 4-storey hotel at Third from 21st to 22nd were approved in 2014, and were renewed this spring. Since work began at the site in '14, the developers have accrued a good number of violations. These include:

failure to safeguard public & property, with demolition machines continually hitting utility lines mechanical demolition work without permit
failure to carry out demolition work as required
failure to provide plans at demo site underpinning not conforming to plans (open)
failure to preserve adjoining structures, w. cracks observed at 22nd & 21st properties (open) 

Overall, four violations remain open.

Hotel views from ground level

This promises to be a squat & shallow sort of hotel, with excellent views of expressway traffic. It might cater to an interesting dual-niche market - johns & Robert Moses acolytes.  Whoever ends up taking a room here - I hope the place is soundproofed.


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